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MORE BAD LANGUAGE


My occasional posts about language have sometimes caused a little brush with what has been hyped as a “language war” between “descriptivists” and “prescriptivists”.  I don’t think it’s a real war myself, but more an excuse to write, for people … Continue reading

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THE GREY SPEAKER STRIKES AGAIN *


The title is explained at the bottom. Back to ranting about language.  Everybody likes that, right? Someone once called me a “prescriptive linguist”, and I had to look that up.  Apparently, the term dates back to a time when there … Continue reading

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