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This is a very interesting topic and,of course,English  has adapted to technological changes which has impacted upon the rhythm and cadence of the language.A Victorian or Edwardian writer (Dickens,Melville,James etc) would not recognize what we do with the sentence structure these days..nevertheless a classic historian such as Gibbon or Prescott is such a joy to read as long as we slow the process down and read (or listen) to what Leonard Berstein described as the "sound" of the language..


Telegram 1862-Engaged at Bull Run-defeated at Sudley Springs.Retiring on Washington."

Twitter 2020-"Declare war Kansas.They are fat.Nuke."

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