[DWJ] timetravel/and other things
minnow at belfry.org.uk
Tue Jun 24 20:52:10 EDT 2008
>I recognise the prescriptivist rules as a social phenomenon, and (as I
>have indicated in other posts) rank them with the rules of fashion or
>cookery, or for that matter bridge. What I react against is people
>treating them as though they were something far more weighty.
This may be a point of difference: I tend to reacte strongly against people
treating them as though they were something far *less* weighty!
I suspect that someone going around tut-tutting and adding apostrophes to
things is showing a similar reaction, really, but in a more extreme form.
Mine is generally a weary sigh rather than agitated wielding of a felt-tip.
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