The punny ring of acrobatic aphorisms is a panacea, and a pirate impediment

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People sometimes ask me what they can do to make their children love language. Apart from promising them a pet hedgehog if they read poetry aloud (you don’t need to understand why the Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold to appreciate the thunderous rhythm with which he did it) I have three words: As. Ter. Ix...

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