Jonathan Swift mounted a lifelong attempt to ‘fix our language forever’—no critic and advocate of immutability has ever once managed properly or even marginally to outwit the English language’s capacity for foxy and relentlessly slippery flexibility.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Simon Winchester Quotes (Author of The Professor and the Madman). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/14053.Simon_Winchester [Accessed 28 Sep. 2019].

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