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15975Re: The Professor Speaks

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  • George
    Sep 5, 2005
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      I'm not sure. It may have been in Letters. I know I've seen it
      before though. Possibly another message board, although this is
      really the only JRRT board I follow religiously.

      ~George





      --- In TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com, "Jack" <jack@t...> wrote:
      > Do you know where it came from? I found it in one of those Internet
      lists
      > which didn't say in detail.
      >
      > :o)
      > Jack
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: George
      > That's a low blow...in pompous English vernacular...
      > I have seen that quote before though. Where I come from (Greater
      > Providence, Rhode Island), the accent is mainly due to southern
      > European immigrants twist on English. Down south (I was just in
      > Savannah, GA because my girlfriend moved there to begin graduate
      > school) the accent it something entirely different.
      >
      > How one speaks is something I have always found to be virtually
      > irrelevant, given that grammer is correct - or at least not
      > grotesquely poor.
      >
      >
      > ~George
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com, "Jack" <jack@t...> wrote:
      > > American English is essentially English after having been wiped off
      > with a
      > > dirty sponge.
      > > --J.R.R. Tolkien
      > >
      > > :o)
      > > Jack
      >
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