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Sunday, December 13, 2015

TO ALL MY FORMER STUDENTS: I DO HOPE THAT YOU ARE BEING TAUGHT PROPERLY, AND HAVE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS BRITAIN AS A NATIVE, AND CAN EXPLAIN THE NUANCES OF THE WORD 'DOWNRIGHT', 'FORTHRIGHT' AND 'RIGHT'; WHO CAN TALK IN DIFFERENT BRITISH REGIONAL ACCENTS; WHO HAS WRITTEN BOOKS ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ON BRITAIN; WHO ADORES ENGLISH LITERATURE; WHO CAN COMPARE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TO GERMAN, FRENCH, ITALIAN AND DUTCH; WHO LIVED IN BRITAIN FOR FORTY YEARS; WHO RETURNS THERE REGULARLY; AND WHO UNDERSTANDS HIS PEOPLE AND ALL THE SUBTLETIES.

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