that most of us, especially the most intelligent,
are mere creatures of conformity:
within a mere five years the pleasant English words
'several' and 'very many'
have been almost universally replaced by
the unpleasant, fake-Latin 'multiple'.
But this is slight compared with the fact
that even 'towering geniuses' wore
ridiculous, unhygienic wigs
throughout the 17th and 18th centuries
even in India and the Caribbean...