The Grandeur of the English Language

Christ Cuomo curse laden invective with the repeated use of the preferred expletive among sinners of our time is comparable to what we hear everyday on campus, when students become upset with my preaching.

Few students can express themselves in casual conversation without constant use of the grossest profanities. The girls are as bad if not worse than the boys. When I scold students for their misuse of language, their usual response is “They are just words.” This retort stirs up my ire even more.

“Just words,” I reply. “This university is built on words, which are supposed to express great thoughts and ideas. The language arts are what separate us from the dumb animals. When you abuse the language, you are lowering yourself beneath the brute beasts.”

Professor Henry Higgins challenged Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady, “The majesty and grandeur of the English language, it’s the greatest possession we have. The noblest thoughts that ever flowed through the hearts of men are contained in its extraordinary, imaginative, and musical mixtures of sounds.”

The noblest thoughts of the English language are contained in the King James Bible with which, starting August 19 at Purdue, Professor Smock will be confronting students. There is no book comparable. If you like what I am doing, please help during our fund-raising campaign. The KJ Bible has the power to transform anyone’s tongue

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