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Robert Melliard

Rookie - 10 Points (20 - 5 - 1953 / Georgetown)

Losing Your Tongue


Spending life abroad,
you slowly lose your tongue,
but you chat with other Englishmen at times,
Scots, or wandering Americans,
or simply read a book or watch a film
which brings the language back again.

You notice words you haven't heard for years,
like 'flabbergasted', 'twerp' or 'baldersdash',
or new expressions - 'no probs' or 'not p.c.',
and so splash happily around once more
in English, that ever-shifting sea.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Topic(s): language


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