SHEEP are shorn, not sheared, aren’t they?
The weather wasn’t forecasted to be chilly today, it was forecast, wasn’t it?
And I was dreaming when I heard you say ‘yous’, wasn’t I?
Increasingly some of our most experienced and prominent public figures and television presenters are getting away with slack English language skills.
It shouldn’t be so hard to maintain a level of
Rowan Hunnam So is it just laziness or is it no longer important to pronounce our words properly?
correctness in our spoken and written language.
So is it just laziness or is it no longer important to take note of correct grammar or pronounce our words properly; the ‘T’ in water, for example?
I do like to blame everything on modern technology, but I think texting and mobile phones are responsible for the downfall of our pride in our language.
“Penmanship for illiterates,” as some critics call it.
To that, I say, LOL. Texting isn’t penmanship at all.
It’s written as a spoken language. I can’t keep up with it. I heard YOLO for the first time the other day.
Apparently all the kids are saying it. Or they were last month.
But it’s quite fascinating as ‘text slang’ cements itself as a respected form of communication.
It is developing its own grammar and conventions, just as the traditional English language did, and still does.