Category Archives: Language

Language: common usage complaints

There are a great many misuses of language which are becoming increasingly common of late and they need to be corrected. “Oh, but everybody does that!” Perhaps, but just because lots of people believe the same wrong thing, doesn’t make … Continue reading

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Linguistic Difficulties

A Question of Punctuation? It seems that there is some real confusion in this area so I think it’s time to lay it out concisely. Of late, I have noticed increasingly that newspaper letters pages, Facebook posts, Twitter feeds and … Continue reading

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How Marketing Devalues Language

I received an email from Amazon the other day which informed me: “We’re sorry to report that the delivery of your order will take 1 working day longer than originally estimated due to a delay at our Fulfillment Centre.” [copy-and-pasted … Continue reading

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