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- On the other hand, there's American populism and a desire not to be stuffy, not to be too correct—they detest too much correctness.three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (51% in)
- If you cringe when someone says between you and I; bristle at the word hopefully; detest prioritize; if you cherish the distinction between disinterested and uninterested and deplore their being treated as synonyms; if you wonder what's happened to education when you hear criteria used as a singular—then you are probably part of the large body of Americans who feel our language is in a state of serious decline.one — The Language Wars (5% in)
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