A Wonderful Thought About Language

I subscribe to A.Word.a.Day, a website that M-F sends me interesting words around a different topic every week. If you Google it, you too can subscribe (it’s free).

Each email contains a thought for the day at the end of it. I was particularly taken with today’s quotation. It’s so true and made me feel a part of the greater world, and not just the present. I hope you enjoy it:

“We open our mouths and out flow words whose ancestries we do not even know. We are walking lexicons. In a single sentence of idle chatter we preserve Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Norse: we carry a museum inside our heads, each day we commemorate peoples of whom we have never heard.” —Penelope Lively, writer (b. 17 Mar 1933)


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