[LMB] OT: Terry Pratchett

brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Sep 15 21:42:15 BST 2021


Very much agree.    Eventually words change, but the change messes up communication.

> On Sep 15, 2021, at 9:48 AM, Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I believe that there *is* a "wrong".  It's wrong when language (mis)use
> impairs communication rather than facilitating it.
> 
> Correct use of punctuation makes sentence meaning clear.  Incorrect
> punctuation obscures it.  If someone uses an incorrect homonym
> (e.g. "lose" vs. "loose"), my reading hiccups as my brain has to
> re-parse the sentence to swap in the other verb and its meaning.



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