The voice of America has no undertones or overtones in it.
It repeats its optimistic catchwords in a tireless monologue that has the slightly metallic sound of a gramophone.
You can't write about people out of textbooks, and you can't use jargon.
You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a language that a six-year-old child can understand; and yet have the meanings and the overtones of language, and the implications, that appeal to the highest intelligence.
This fact immediately suggested a singular event - that at some time in the distant past the universe began expanding from an extremely small size. To many people this inference was loaded with overtones of a supernatural event - the creation, the beginning of the universe.
It would, of course, be hopeless to attempt to crowd into an international language all those local overtones of meaning which are so dear to the heart of the nationalist.
Last Update: January, 2020