Wednesday, 4 July 2007
After looking at my previous post I began to wonder whether all this vitriol is justified. Do a few misplaced apostophes, missing capital letters or wrong tenses really signify that our language is rotting from the inside? And even if it does should we just roll over and let it happen?
I was reminded of this clip from room 101:
I get a bit uncomfortable when watching this video as I can identify with the "nerds" and "bullies". I was certainly very disappointed by the outcome. Should we be a bit more lenient or is the answer to be more light-hearted and less elitist with regards other people's spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes?
Maybe I'm getting soft in my old age, or maybe I should cut down on the "magic Es".
Speaking of old age, I'd like to wish a happy birthday to two of our GrammarBloggers, Tom and Andy.
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