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View Diary: Has Harvard Professor Helen Vendler Lost Her Damn Mind? (162 comments)

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  •  reminds me of the French Academy (3+ / 0-)
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    ferg, blueoldlady, Kimball Cross

    and its task of deleting foreign words from the language to preserve the purity and sanctity of the French language.  It is silly as languages change, mutate and grow,  The same for poetry but then I am reminded that there are those who produce art and those who criticize the production,  Those who produce would seem to occupy the higher ground in the argument  

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