Education: Short Cut to Literacy

First speaker: "What is Basic English? What is it for? I haven't got it clear."

Second speaker: "It's only the part of the English language which does the most work."

First: "But what about us? We have thousands of other words. Isn't it very hard for us to keep to it?"

Second: "We are talking Basic right now. All this we've been saying is in Basic English."

First: "Well, blow me down!"

Second: "You're still talking Basic."

Walt Disney was the first speaker. The second was Ivor Armstrong Richards, famed British co-developer and chief propagator of...

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