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We mere, mortal speakers of that great hotchpotch, the English language, bring our noblest intentions to bear on this old-fashioned, hifalutin-sounding quoth. It’s just an antiquated way of saying ‘quote’, isn’t it? Not quite. Quoth looks like the word ‘quote’, and because we mainly see it in older texts, we might suppose that the final […]more
It’s the most recognizable feature of the dialect called “Valley Girl”: the use of the word “like” to report a sentiment or an utterance. She said, “It’s the least I can do.” And I was like, “Yes, it’s literally the least you can do.” I was like, “Thanks, Dad. That is not helpful.” She’s like, […]more
How well do you know your ‘space operas’? See if you can match the quote to the right space opera franchise – all three are filled with a bounty of intergalactic wisdom and quotable dialogue. Let’s see if you can tell them apart!more
The last words spoken (or written) by famous people on their deathbed have always attracted a significant amount of interest, perhaps more than any other form of quotation. This comes as no surprise since a person’s dying words can carry a certain amount of honesty and, sometimes, even a fair bit of humour. We have selected a few of […]more