It’s getting worse!
What is happening to the English language?
It was bad enough when we had to mourn the passing of the apostrophe, or its wrong usage, but things are going from bad to worse.
TH has become F or V, the G has fallen off words ending in ING and the T or double T in the middle of a word has morphed into a glottal stop.
This seems to be fashionable and occurs across the board from the illiterate to the well educated. Teachers are guilty of this crime too, so what hope is there for the generations to come?
When children are learning English, how do they know the difference between ‘Three’ and ‘Free’ for example, if they both sound the same?
I am 70 and it seems to be happening more and more. It used to depend on accents or where a person lived and was quite endearing but it has got out of control and now is everywhere.
My boss and work colleagues, some of whom are also guilty, are fed up with my complaining, so I thought I would write to my favourite magazine to see if I could get some sympathy from readers.
GILL JERMAN Southwold Suffolk