Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The Quarantine of Eloquence

The tongue is a fire. Consider how large a forest a small fire ignites. No man can tame the tongue. James 3:5-8

Breaking News: In recent developments in the provinces of the mealy-mouthed, where language is not prized, this announcement has been made –

‘A conspiracy of dullards has placed a cordon sanitaire around the articulate. Enlivening vocabulary has been proscribed with immediate effect.’

The move came when embarrassment was felt in high offices. Language permitting the making of fine distinctions has been banned as it was making people feel uncomfortable. Measures have been put in place to delimit the boundaries of verbal inventiveness.

A spokesman went on to say – ‘It is important that people don't let their tongues run away with them.’

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