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John McWhorter quotes: The only way that residual racist feelings could affect legislation, in my opinion, is through a lack of priorities, from not doing things. The only way that residual racist feelings could affect legislation, in my opinion, is through a lack of priorities, from not doing things.
John McWhorter quotes: Texting is fingered speech. Now we can write the way we talk. Texting is fingered speech. Now we can write the way we talk.
John McWhorter quotes: English, however, is kinky. It has a predilection for dressing up like Welsh on lonely nights. English, however, is kinky. It has a predilection for dressing up like Welsh on lonely nights.
John McWhorter quotes: As a linguist, I see the arbitrariness of strictures editors force on me as a writer. As a linguist, I see the arbitrariness of strictures editors force on me as a writer.
John McWhorter quotes: A person you excuse from any genuine challenge is a person you do not truly respect. A person you excuse from any genuine challenge is a person you do not truly respect.
John McWhorter quotes: We're all Dennis Hopper now. We're all Dennis Hopper now.
John McWhorter quotes: the eight main "dialects" of Chinese are so vastly different that they are, under any analysis, separate languages. The the eight main "dialects" of Chinese are so vastly different that they are, under any analysis, separate languages. The
John McWhorter quotes: This was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with foreign languages. This was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with foreign languages.
John McWhorter quotes: Language overlaps with culture but is not subsumed by it Language overlaps with culture but is not subsumed by it
John McWhorter quotes: People's sense of how they talk tends to differ from the reality. People's sense of how they talk tends to differ from the reality.
John McWhorter quotes: For all but the sliver of poetry fans, over the past forty years popular song lyrics have been the nation's poetry. For all but the sliver of poetry fans, over the past forty years popular song lyrics have been the nation's poetry.
John McWhorter quotes: I am not 'African American' - I am black American. I am not 'African American' - I am black American.