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Talk This Way: unpacking the slang stigma

Tomorrow I will be beginning my “Grammar and Politics of the English Language ” class which will be:

An examination of the structures and forms which currently govern standard usage of the English language.

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The Language Wars

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Although some of the reviews I read mentioned that the middle chapters were tedious, I didn’t find that to be the case at all. 214 more words


Dear Grammar Nazis, your doing it wrong

I am perplexed by grammar Nazis. Mostly because I used to be one. You know all those terrible and stupid things you did when you were an idiot kid, and now looking back you can’t believe how much of a dick you used to be? 1,384 more words

Stephen Fry on Language

Perhaps one of the largest issues I have within and beyond academia is, as Fry calls them, the ‘pendants’ need to tell me how to speak. 161 more words