|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Q&A about words » "have got"? Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#115784 - 11/22/03 09:30 AM Re: It's hoi polloi time again
Loc: Carpal Tunnel Country
Shakespeare's an easy one, since he happily broke anything we consider a grammatical rule.
Here's t'other side of the coin, Shanks, in a NY Times review of "Doing our own thing" by linguist John McWhorter:
At some point in the 1960's, Americans lost faith in their written language, and settled for reproducing a less demanding (but more ''real'') oral variant on the page and in public. The result, McWhorter asserts, has been a steep and steady decline in the quality of political oratory, poetry, musical theater, preaching and -- ultimately -- thinking.
#115785 - 11/22/03 10:05 AM Re: It's hoi polloi time again
interesting article, I missed that on Sunday._________________________
formerly known as etaoin...
Forum Stats 8934 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members AkivaLane, ads, BHARGAVI, Nivrad00, iIIUSlON
8934 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 140 Guests and 7 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 84 wofahulicodoc 81 endymion6 77 May 64 musick 2 AkivaLane 1 Fuzzybanana 1 tsuwm 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10538 LukeJavan8 8291 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 wofahulicodoc 6651 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 1994-2016 Wordsmith