Otto Jespersen

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Noun1.Otto Jespersen - Danish linguist (1860-1943)
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Otto Jesperson writes: "Language was born in the courting days of mankind; the first utterances of speech I fancy to myself like something between the nightly love lyrics of puss upon the tiles and the melodious love songs of the nightingale." (3)
(7.) Otto Jesperson, Language, Its Nature, Development and Origin, cited in John Koopman, "Prehistoric Vocalism"; www2/lawrence.edu/fast/KOOPMAJO/antiquity.html (accessed December 5, 2014).
The hypocrisy of the Norwegian Labor Party was exposed later in 2006, when the government said nothing about the actions of the Norwegian comedian Otto Jesperson, who tore up and burned a copy of the Bible outside the town hall in Alesund for his television program Rikets Rost.