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4327, he should stick to linguistics
Posted by 40thStreetBlack, Wed Aug-06-03 12:26 PM
ironically enough, I was skimming through one of his linguistics books, and he was arguing that there is really no such thing as "correct" English - he was talking about language evolution and the processes by which languages adapt and change, and he was arguing that when changes in word definitions or pronounciations occur and become widespread enough to be commonly understood and adapted in common usage, that they in effect become "correct" or accepted parts of the language.

I wonder what he thinks about "bling-bling" being added to the Oxford Dictionary though.

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