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The Lighter Side of Languages

A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages.
--Unknown

A language is a dialect that has an army and a navy.
--Max Weinreich

A poem is a form of refrigeration that stops language from going bad.
--Peter Porter

After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?
--Russell Hoban

America is the only country left where we teach languages so that no pupil can speak them.
--John Erskine

American is a very difficult language mixed with English.
--Unknown

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
--Robert Benchley

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language.
--Gail Godwin

England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
--George Bernard Shaw

He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
--Benjamin Franklin

I do not mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.
--Edward Appleton

I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.
--Jane Wagner

I wonder what language truck drivers are using, now that everyone is using theirs?
--Sydney Pfizer

If the English language made any sense, LACKADAISICAL would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
--Doug Larson

In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
--Mark Twain

In order to be a diplomat one must speak a number of languages, including double
--talk.

LANGUAGE, n. The music with which we charm the serpents guarding another's treasure.
--Ambrose Bierce

That woman speaks eighteen languages and can't say No in any of them.
--Dorothy Parker

The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in one language is priceless.
--Unknown

The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.
--Benjamin Franklin

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
--Ronald Reagan

There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry.
--Mark Twain

They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.
--William Shakespeare

We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.
--Oscar Wilde

We need a president who's fluent in at least one language.
--Buck Henry

We're having trouble with our language when it costs $2000 a foot and we call it a freeway.
--Blackie Sherrod

 
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