"Polly want to abandon speaking of herself in the third person."
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"We'll start out by speaking in simple declarative sentences."
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"This is Daddy, honey. That was Daddy's office voice."
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T. S. Eliot Meets Beavis And Butthead
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Ed Flanders, Deconstruction Worker
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"Did you know that 'decimate' means kill just one out of every ten?"
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"No, those people aren't anorexic. Those people are starving."
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"Just so you know—the official language of Heaven is Aramaic."
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T.S. Eliot lacks the courage to eat a peach.
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Two men stand back to back as the sun rises; one man holds a basket labeled "Tomato" while the other holds a basket labeled "To-mah-to".
"Why is it that every time I say something in quotation marks you respond in italics?"
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"Mom, Dad, sis-I'm not like you. I'm-I'm not a palindrome."
"My people have seventeen words for traffic."
"Oh, vowels are so 2019!"
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Let's learn English.