One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘An English teacher in Germany sent a Letter to the Editor saying something like: ‘I get twice as much paid in Germany as I would get in England as a teacher, but England is still infinitely the better country to live in’ In the 70s I was so much of an Anglomaniac that I would have fully subscribed to that view.’
- ‘In his masterful study of ‘The American Language,’ the incomparable Mencken, referred to these purists as ‘schoolmarms, male and female,’ and called them, in a typical Menckenism, Anglomaniacs.’
- ‘Marvelous, too, in that it seems to have reinforced in them a sense of their own Jewishness - there was no arriviste pretension to being other than what they were, and it was not really inconsistent that they should have been both Anglomaniacs and dedicated Zionists.’
- ‘A second theme of the Anglomaniacs was Britain's status as the outstanding example of a relentlessly entrepreneurial society.’
- ‘Progressives in Paris formed an informal English fanclub, while a popular comedy of the 1760s guyed the Anglomaniac who had ‘Hogard’ and ‘Hindel’ on his lips, drank only tea, read nothing but Shakespeare and Pope and declared: ‘The teachers of mankind have been born in London, and it is from them we must take lessons.’’
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