15975Re: The Professor Speaks
- Sep 5, 2005I'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.
--- In TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com, "Jack" <jack@t...> wrote:
> Do you know where it came from? I found it in one of those Internet
> which didn't say in detail.
> -----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.
> --- 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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