Why I Love The English Language, no. 1

First — and who knows, perhaps last — in an occaisioned series.

One of the reasons to love this grand instrument is that it erupts into sentences that are wholly comprehensible, wonderful, even, that my enormously literate and sometimes word-drunk  father would not have known how to decipher.  From today’s Times, this:

“What I love is that in coed Ultimate, girls can huck the disc just as well as the boys.”

That’s hucking the verbiage; I’m a happy man this morning.

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