Man in a state of silence

August 16, 2010

Quotation of the Day: “To man in the state of nature there is little that is more uncomfortable than another man’s silence. The man that says nothing is a disquieting and uncanny creature.” Otto Jespersen, Mankind, Nation, and Individual from a Linguistic Point of View 8 (1946).

Courtesy of Garner’s Usage Tip of the Day for August 16

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