"In my house there are many Englishes, and the mistake that some teachers and many mavens made is to talk as if there were only one legitimate variety. So the Tory-Tory-hallelujah faction in Britain scorns Americanisms, John Simon and that crowd carry on about the fancied corruption of the language, and everyone deplores the way the Young People speak and write.
"Yet even in the sacred realm of Standard Written English, the dialect that all are enjoined to protect from the encroaching barbarism, there is a whole continuum of usage."
Let verbal copulation thrive!
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