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- Simon's own strong emotions about the state of American English came to national attention in 1980 with his book Paradigms Lost: Reflections on Literacy and Its Decline.one — The Language Wars (12% in)
- In one of the most provocative statements in Paradigms Lost, Simon presented an unapologetic defense of elitism: Language, I think, belongs to two groups only: gifted individuals everywhere, who use it imaginatively; and the fellowship of men and women, wherever they are, who, without being particularly inventive, nevertheless endeavor to speak and write correctly.one — The Language Wars (20% in)
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