(This article originally appeared on page 1 of the January 17, 1914 publication of the Los Angeles Times and is reprinted word-for-word below.)
English Language Deforms the Mouth, a Nobleman Says.
By Cable and Direct Wire to The Times]
LONDON, Jan. 16 — [Exclusive Dispatch.]
Lord Ashbourne, in a speech at a meeting of the Gaelic League in Vermoy, declared that speaking English continually, deforms the mouth. He described Englishmen as having thin, prominent lips, long front teeth and the general appearance of a measly rabbit. The German language, Lord Ashbourne said, was strong and vigorous. The English language was in a state of decay. John Bull’s future, said Lord Ashbourne, was behind him. He was insular and nothing would bring him in touch with the outside world.