Other Matters: Language Progress (Hah) Report

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"Thank you," I said to the clerk at the hardware store. "Hey, no problem, ya know?" she replied. It occurred to me that she had not jumped aboard the Rifftides Department Of Language Reform (DOLR) bandwagon. Despite our periodic efforts to encourage clarity of expression, Americans and other speakers of English continue in their wanton linguistic ways. I concluded that it's time to rerun this item from more than three years ago. February 26, 2010 The Rifftides Department Of Language … [Read more...]