Quotation by George Bernard Shaw

As to spelling the very frequent word though with six letters instead of two, it is impossible to discuss it, as it is outside the range of common sanity. In comparison such a monstrosity as phlegm for flem is merely disgusting.
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published in The Author (Summer 1944). "The Author as Manual Laborer," On Language , ed. Abraham Tauber, Philosophical Library (1963).
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