After my recent 'beg the question' post, I can't resist postingthis link to an article by Ben Yagoda about how long we should cling to a word or term's original meaning in the face of a more popular misuse. I post it not only because the same kind of question has come up here--though not been begged--but because Yagoda mentions the 'begs the question' question himself.
So where are you on the prescriptivist/anything goes spectrum?
A Song For Saturday: Don’t Laugh At Me (‘Cause I’m A Fool) by Norman Wisdom - Filed under: A Song For Saturday, comedy, Humour, humour, Paul D Brazill
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