[LMB] OT: its a sign... Grammatical grievance note
paal at gis.net
Fri Aug 17 05:56:10 BST 2007
Warning, grammar police ahead...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Samantha Banker" <sbanker1 at cox.net>
>>>> what signpost ever showed you that you were older/younger than you
> Maybe not older than I thought, but a feeling of "it can't have been
> that long!" This happened when I saw the 15 year anniversary edition of
15th anniversary, the "anni" part of "anniversary" denotes "year".... I
snarl everytime I hear some nitwit journalist on radio or TV say "[number]
year anniversary, because they're debasing the language [literally taking
its base away...] and promulgating it for OTHER people to copy.
> Cherryh's Foreigner at the bookstore. It doesn't feel like it's been
> that long since I found the book on the shelf of the library.
I've never been able to get into the Foreigner books....
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