Monday, October 28, 2013

Butchering the King's English

BUTCHERING THE KING’S ENGLISH from Apostle of Sunshine by John Durham
A woman who seemed to be a little proud of her culture and her learning (with none too good a reputation among her neighbors in the control of her tongue), remarked to A. P. Durham, after one of his sermons, “Your thought is logical and your maxims striking. What a pity that you missed an education. Though you often butcher the King’s English, you always say something that is worth while.” He replied, “Some of us preachers and a few others too often butcher the King’s English in our efforts to put our messages over, but some people, with their good English, often butcher their neighbors.”
Copied from The Baptist Waymark, Vol. III No. 3, May-June 1995, p. 4

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