Saturday, June 9, 2012

God Save the Queen's English

"It isn’t only old farts who should stand up for standard English," says Brendan O’Neill, but also "those of us who want to understand the world, and change it" — The revolutionary potential of the Queen’s English. "When people doll up declining linguistic standards as ‘cultural diversity’, they’re really making a virtue out of dumbness, turning illiteracy into just a variant form of literacy."

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

The Kink's "Village Green Preservation Society"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSWeHzxTUXA

June 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Dauvit Balfour said...

As a friend of mine is fond of saying: "Those damn descriptivists!"

June 11, 2012 at 8:13 AM  

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