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English Beats up Other Languages in Dark Alleys… It’s Beautiful Because It’s True

Because English beats up other languages in dark alleys, then rifles through their pockets for loose grammar and spare vocabulary.

The first part is a fun question, but the end is an absolutely gorgeous metaphor.

I’m not sure which makes me happier: the metaphor or the fact that the author used “loose” correctly… Ok, the metaphor wins. It’s simply so very, very true.

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