Given the facts about modern English, prescriptivism will not only fail under the far greater force of change, but prescriptivism will steadily die out.
If you want a breathless scramble through some speculative etymology of hundreds of English words, best dipped into in small doses, then this book might appeal to you.
This little book puts the case against prescriptivist ‘grammars’, then offers some useful tips about a range of issues in ‘Standard English’.
Forgive me. I only have a month to rehearse this and get it right. Q: £600 for a […]
One of my longstanding criticisms of Apple corporate has been its lack of philanthropy. I am delighted, and […]
Apple has manipulated the world’s media to its own best advantage. Who could not want an Apple Watch now?
My concerns are not only that this product is largely ineffective and its claims rely on consumer naivety, but that it has potential health risks. Shame on anyone selling such products.
This evocatively shot period biopic of the latter part of JMW Turner’s life offers deeper glimpses into his painting.
Why have languages not (yet) evolved to be more robust? The effects of small errors with large consequences […]
DRM systems, which protect the rights of vendors and copyright holders, are well known for unreasonably limiting the […]