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Why Do People Get Upset About Grammar?
"What is annoying about people advertising their hatred of small grammatical errors is that it's a fairly transparent status thing. Where once the aristocracy used to make a point of getting twitchy when others poured the milk in before the tea or had supper at 6 rather than 8, the intelligentsia now mark themselves out by being, by nature, "unable to stand" certain phrases. Why?" New Statesman 12/18/12
Posted December 19, 2012 04:04 AM

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