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Jargon – the practice of never calling a spade a spade when you might instead call it a manual earth-restructuring implement.
Bill Bryson in Mother Tongue
What’s another word for Thesaurus?
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
Language is the dress of thought.
He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Kunst and Alterthum
A different language is a different vision of life.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
To know another’s language and not his culture is a very good way to make a fluent fool of yourself.