A French lady to an American who was trying to converse in French: “How wise of you not to attempt the French accent!” source
The Duke of Windsor’s visits with French troops in the early days of World War II were helpful in boosting morale, but his flaccid grasp of the French language sometimes resulted in […]
When Crown Princess (later Queen) Louise of Sweden visited Uppsala Cathedral, the Archbishop conducted the tour in English. His use of the language was good, but he got tripped up at a […]
Japanese speakers frequently have difficulty differentiating between the English letters “L” and “R”. This was particularly evident in 1950 when supporters of General Douglas MacArthur (then serving as military governor of Japan […]
H.L. Mencken did not hide his dislike of President Warren G. Harding. He was especially loathful of Harding’s mangling of the English language and called such utterings “Gamalielese”, in honor of the […]
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