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March 09, 2019

On Cultural Appropriation.

“A living language....needs above all else constant transactions of new blood from other tongues. The day the gates go up, that is the day it begins to die.”

—H.L. Mencken, The American Language, 1919


My take? ‘Cultural Appropriation’ is the way of a great language. No language is better at it than English. English is The Great Cherry Picker. It steals and borrows the best from other tongues and cultures. When language stops “culturally appropriating”, it starts to die.

Posted by JD Hull at March 9, 2019 11:03 PM


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