A Quote by Lewis Carroll on language, french, english, queens, bargains, negotiation, questions, interrogation, nonsense, and logic

'Do you know Languages?  What's the French for fiddle-de-dee?'
'Fiddle-de-dee's not English,' Alice replied gravely.
'Who ever said it was?' said the Red Queen.
Alice thought she saw a way out of the difficulty this time.  'If you'll tell me what language "fiddle-de-dee" is, I'll tell you the French for it!' she exclaimed triumphantly.
But the Red Queen drew herself up rather stiffly, and said 'Queens never make bargains.'
'I wish Queens never asked questions,' Alice thought to herself.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 9

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Lewis Carroll on advice, language, french, english, self, identity, and remember who you are

Speak in French when you can't think of the English for a thing - turn out your toes as you walk - and remember who you are!

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 2

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Mark Twain on spelling, english, famous, writers, and mark twain

I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Contributed by: Jacquelyn

A Quote by Nancy Lebovitz on language, english, grammar, verbs, and nouns

It's not the verbing that weirds language; it's the renounification.

Nancy Lebovitz

Source: Original button slogan, found at nancybuttons.com

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston, Phd on love, life, american south, florida, janie crawford, tea cake, eatonville, america, 1930s, black america, african diaspora, literature, classics, english, and books

"Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly. ..."

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

Source: Opening paragraphs, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937, in print)

Contributed by: Marian

A Quote by Mr. Walker on game, win, lose, look, good, ego, teacher, english, junior high, brave, sports, and life

It doesn't matter if you win or lose, or even how you play the game: it only matters how good you look! *wink*

Mr. Walker

Source: Grade Seven English Class

Contributed by: .renard

A Quote by Kare Anderson on speak, english, and taste

Speak English like it tastes good.

Kare Anderson

Source: Say it Better blog

Contributed by: KareAnderson

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