Justin Pombrio


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Bettering English

Lingual prescriptivists declare the prose spoken on the streets and on the internet inferior to that in newspapers. But I’mn’t convinced. I think it’s the other way round. Progress is being made. An Englisher now likely awares the phrase “verbing”, thanks to Calvin and Hobbs. And they may know the argument in favor of the first-person gender-neutral singular pronoun “they”. And maybe they even the “adverb” “noun” pattern. But I’ven’t yet met an Englisher as enthused for these changes as I.

It’s only gunna better from here, if you join me. Because we lovingly the language.