slang

A Quote by William Allen White on presidency and slang

I would rather have written Fables in Slang than be President.

William Allen White (1868 - 1944)

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A Quote by Carl Sandburg on language, slang, and work

Slang is language that takes off its coat, spits on its hands, and goes to work.

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on pride, providence, slang, speech, and wit

SLANG, n. The speech of one who utters with his tongue what he thinks with his ear, and feels the pride of a creator in accomplishing the feat of a parrot. A means (under Providence) of setting up as a wit without a capital of sense.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on body, country, humor, reading, and slang

READING, n. The general body of what one reads. In our country it consists, as a rule, of Indiana novels, short stories in "dialect" and humor in slang.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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