Quotation by Mark Twain

You may say a cat uses good grammar. Well, a cat does—but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you'll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw. Ignorant people think it's the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it's the sickening grammar they use.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910), U.S. author. Jim Baker, in "Baker's Bluejay Yarn," ch. 1-2, A Tramp Abroad (1879).
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