Short Essay Questions
1. What general problem of language does Mencken describe in Chapter 1.1?
2. In Chapter 1.2, whom does Mencken identify as chiefly responsible for the inhibiting of an American dialect?
3. What principally causes the difficulty of the English people understanding the American speech as explained in Chapter 1.3?
4. What, in Chapter 1.3, is the main conflict of ideas that Mencken puts forth?
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