THE ORAL TRADITION

All of history is one long story, nothing more than story telling.

WORDS GET BORROWED FROM OTHER LANGUAGES.BORROWED WORDS BECOME POPULAR and BECOME PART OF THE VERNACULAR


WHEN THEN GET USED WIDELY ENOUGH THAT THEY MOVE FROM THE STIGMATIZED SLANG STATUS AND ACHIEVE THE STATUS OF VERNACULAR ENGLISH THEY ARE THEN PUT INTO DICTIONARIES AND FINALLY AQUIRE THE STATUS OF STANDARD AMERICAN ENGLISH.

"A people without a language of its own is only half a nation. A nation should guard its language more than its territories--'tis a surer barrier, and more important frontier, than fortress or river."  ~Thomas Osborne Davis April 1, 1843 Irish poet, Lawyer, and contributing Editor of the very first publication of the Irish "Nation" newspaper. "