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Anne Fadiman

“I come from the sort of family in which, at the age of ten, I was told I must always say hoi polloi, never "the hoi polloi," because hoi meant "the," and two "the's" were redundant -- indeed something only hoi polloi would say.”


Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
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