Two of our very favorite places: our own Oxford University Press Library and the out-of-print stacks, both located in our Oxford offices.
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A British person would be likely to make [the Chinese sign language gesture for ‘father’] with the fingers relaxed [rather than tensed], and that would be noticed by a Chinese deaf person as a foreign accent.
A Little Book of Language by David Crystal, page 116. (via linguaphilioist)