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In April of 1917, a major and ultimately decisive event had occurred: the United States of America had entered the War on the British (and French) side. The truly momentous nature of the entry of America onto the world stage could of course hardly have been perceived by the Allies. It was, hindsight confirms, a turning point in world history of massive proportions. The open involvement of a foreign power from three thousand miles away in the affairs of Europe—the mirror-image if you like of America’s own history—needed a kind of ideological adjustment, or digestion, of some magnitude.
It will be established in world-wide security’. ‘The future’, it clearly follows, ‘does not belong to the German tongue’ and it seems reasonable to announce that ‘the greatest gain of all, the entry of America into the War assures the triumph of our common language’. English, and English men, will obviously be ‘made’ by such a victory—and the ambiguities lurking in that English verb gently surface as a curious fiscal metaphor seeps through the pseudo-philology: This gain, which I make bold to predict for the English language, is a real gain, apart from all patriotic bias.
He is a child of Nature, a lover of music, slavish in his devotion to power and rank, and very easily imposed upon by authority. His captors do not fear him, and which is more, they do not dislike him. They found him lying out in a kind of no-man’s land, drenched to the skin, so they determine to keep him as a souvenir, and to take him home with them. They nickname him, in friendly fashion, the monster, and the mooncalf, as who should say Fritz, or the Boche. But their first care is to give him a drink, and to make him swear allegiance upon the bottle.
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