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David Lodge
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Engrave this Quote Any language is necessarily a finite system applied with different degrees of creativity to an infinite variety of situations, and most of the words and phrases we use are prefabricated in the sense that we don't coin new ones every time we speak.
-David Lodge, The State of the Language, Where It's At, 1980. Defending Californian slang, or psychobabble Tell a Friend


 


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