Jean Aitchison's Metaphors

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

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  • 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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