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Monday, June 21, 2010

English Endeavors

My brother is finding GREAT info on the ole family tree.  The article below was written on...

 Wednesday, March 3, 1896.

Question:  WHEN did we stop writing - talking like this?  I think our ancestors would
frown on the English language today...

"While the family of Israel Tuttle of 484 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, were taking dinner shortly after 7 o'clock last night, Frank Tuttle heard a noise up stairs in the parlor, which sounded as if some one was endeavoring to force the window, and he left the dining room to see what was the matter...

The affair created great excitement in the neighborhood."

(in its entirety here...)

Do thiefs today "endeavor to force the window?"  And robberies create excitement?  LOL!

In reading this article, I would disagree with the saying:
"We've come a long way baby."  Instead...we've gone by the wayside.  BUT!  It sure makes fun reading!


Dianne said...

I agree Va...this language is so hang on to every really listen. Much better than the grunts and moans of today's youth.
Now pardon me while I endeavor to cleanse our dinner dishes!!! :)

Pam said...

Sometimes I think I was born at the wrong time. Love the language...doesn't it just make you want to speak in a British accent? :)

sewmuchwhimsy said...

I agree with Pam...makes me want to go have a cup of tea and a crumpet! xoxo Gretchen