Hypocrisy of English

“English is the language of a people ho have probably earned their reputation for perfidy and hypocrisy because their language itself is so flexible, so often light-headed with with statements which appear to mean one thing one year and quite a different thing the next.”
― Paul Scott, The Jewel in the Crown

Below is a reply from Salman Rushdie via Twitter about The Jewels of the Crown

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4 thoughts on “Hypocrisy of English

  1. Noor says:

    Simply too cool.
    On a serious note, does this mean I should keep on tweeting Josh Groban and he might actually reply?

  2. observationofalostsoul says:

    Thanks Noor.. maybe he may reply.. just ask some serious questions not awww i love you kinda tweet 😀

  3. This is a very interesting post! Never thought of English as a hypocritical language until now.
    Rux

  4. observationofalostsoul says:

    Thanks Rux.. yes I also think English is beautiful when written, and less pretty when spoken, opposite to Arabic or Hindu or Bengali that sound poetic and smooth when spoken and looks intricate and less appealing when written.

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