The Demise of the English Language
� � � � It is happening by degrees. Standardized
English is dying.
� � � � Read your e-mail. Read the "posts" in newsgroups. Nobody understands simple punctuation. Nobody knows the difference between "its" and "it's." Nobody knows the difference between "their" and "they're." Nobody knows the difference between "who" and "whom." Nobody bothers to spell correctly. Nobody proofreads anything; people just hit the keyboard at maximum speed and then SEND. Nobody can take a simple thought, put it into understandable form, and communicate.
� � � � Look at the following malapropisms. Some of them are very subtle. All of them reflect a lack of clear thinking. All of them are exact quotes.
[Is he] remembering what happened on that fatal evening when he
lost his championship?
[Referring to a pregnant woman] She had a bellyful of his prodigy.
... he was going to college to major in Aerosmith studies ...
... NATO will be faded out ...
... this travesty of injustice.
... trial by error ..
...the racial epitaph...
Age has its seniority.
As a former insurance adjuster, you have to know the game.
As one of America's largest electronic retailers, you might say
we have something for everybody.
At the time of the interview, he was "seeing" her in the Biblical sense.
Being married to a dentist, we're always getting free samples in
Cut your cleanup time in half - or more !!!
Democrats understand the importance of bondage between a mother
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Faulder had a bad reputation in his community for being a
peaceful and law abiding citizen.
Fifteen years after shooting the President, John Hinkley's
parents say he's a changed man.
Finding a good cleaner to take care of your valuable wardrobe is
hard to come by.
Have you ever wanted to serve the Lord, but thought it would be
harder than you thought?
He faces the death penalty for the 1975 killing of then-80-year-old Inez Gonzalez . . .
He wanted to send a warning shot to hospitals all over the
He was "damning them with faint praise" as the Bible puts it.
His last known address is unknown.
Hopefully, 100 years from now our ancestors won't have to deal with it.
How do you beat the odds against divorce and adultery?
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and
democracy, but that could change.
I don't believe in reinventing the wheel when somebody has
already done it.
I don't want to beat a dead horse to death.
I feel like hell warmed over.
It could spell certain death.
It raises a real question mark.
It's time for the human race to enter the solar system.
My hat goes out to them.
Ordinarily, a person reporting over 100,000 miles on their Saturn
isn't that uncommon.
Subordination of perjury
That issue is a mute point.
That puts temptation in harm's way.
The actors were given diabolically opposite directions.
The mortality rate is killing us.
The proof of the pudding will be in the compliance.
The things that came to me were so far and few between.
They were feathering their own pockets.
Was all the evidence brought to life?
When you begin to decompose what he said, much of it is untrue.
You hit it right on the nutshell.
Should the Bible have a warning label on it?