Jean Aitchison's Metaphors

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Q C W C G A A S N M N N K S V N G C M P S
J L X Y J X X Y G D F J N D B R C G A M P
Q N A L C H O Q C E H C A I V P B L S A T
S E Q H H V F A A P L S P S Q K S Y I G U
G I K S A N D C S S S T P E W Q W C H J J
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E N A W H Y E H L T N X X S B Y W J M C R
R F J R B X N X E O A G P E T B N O S R M
D A M P S P O O N Y M C P W B U W R W N A
B F J I B F D R U N K E N S P E E C H V F
K O N L L V T K U H N V B V T O U X J O S
K J D U P U O Q P W S V M E O X T Q M F N

Clues

  • Extra point: Aitchison points out that people only adopt new words if there is a _ for them. (4)
  • Extra point: the main flaw to this is that there was no time in history when the English language was... (7)
  • Extra point: what did Aitchison say the only truly 'lazy' speech was? (7, 6)
  • Implies that language change happens due to laziness in its use. (4, 5)
  • Implies that speakers of non-Standard English are 'infecting' others with an inferior form. (10, 7)
  • Implies that Standard English must be preserved at any cost. (9, 6)

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