posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 03:20 PM
I think some people can't accept that language is a fluid, moving thing. Just because we have a dictionary doesn't mean everything we speak or write
is written in stone and shouldn't be changed.
Usually, when someone "butchers" a language, it's because their brain puts together their grammar in a way that makes simple, logical, and/or
phonetical sense. You'd think after centuries of development, English would already be simple, logical, and phonetical, but as we all know, English
is none of these.
I'm all for a proper education in grammar, but if the way of the future for English is how texting (and look at that - texting - accepted now but
unheard of 10 years ago) is taking us, then so be it.
We may laugh at the idea of an emoticon or "lol" or something in our business writing nowadays, but 50 years from now it may be acceptable in
business or academia.