"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Says it so well

Stolen unashamedly from a status on my Canadian friend, Dale's Facebook page.
Good, eh?

8 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Modern English has a much larger reservoir of words than any other language there has ever been. It isn't precious. It is adaptable and happily takes on board useful words or expressions from other languages. In Canada, it must be weird enduring equalisation pressures from the French speaking community because their language is, relatively speaking, so narrow and inflexible.

Cro Magnon said...

Just spotted your piece (from 2007) about Keynsham, spelt K.E.Y.N.S.H.A.M. I recently lost a bet about someone knowing what I was talking about. I couldn't believe it!

Jennyta said...

Quite a relief here when you're learning welsh, though, YP!

Jennyta said...

I guess you have to be from a certain generation to know about good old Horace, Cro. ;)

Shooting Parrots said...

English is an equal opportunity language that's for sure.

Sage said...

I love it... superb and will hang on to this thought for my next english group

Jennyta said...

Indeed, SP. ;)

Jennyta said...

Good idea, Sage.

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