Comment: I wonder if progressives rue the fact that the English

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I wonder if progressives rue the fact that the English

language reflects the concept of "melting pot" vs. "multiculturalism."

Not that I learned it from the book below, and not to be a downer after that upbeat presentation, but... I never used the word excruciating after learning it was coined to describe the uniquely intense pain caused by crucifixion.

Btw, a favorite book on the English language, or should I say (as reflected in the video) a favorite book on history, is: History in English Words, by Owen Barfield. http://www.amazon.com/History-English-Words-Owen-Barfield/dp...

Owen Barfield: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Barfield

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir