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Phatic speech and language bullies

Posted by Hyacinth Bucket on April 04, 2003

In Reply to: Phatic speech and language bullies posted by Kit on April 01, 2003

: : : : Here's a link to an interesting article about language from the Canadian National Post. It ponders split infinitives, phatic speech and other sins of non-strandard English.

: : : : "I used to be a language bully. When I was in university, my friends and I thought attacking everything that came out of people's mouths..."

: : : I've also heard "language snot."

: : You say this like it's a bad thing? *grin*

: I agree with TheFallen, what is wrong with speaking correctly? (Or did I use bad grammer in that question?)....

As I said to Sheridan only the other day, "We must maintain standards"