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Lighter BS: Language Pet Peeves (1866* d) RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves 26 Aug 21


Nice point, Meself.

In U.S. English, the future perfect is even more moribund than the past perfect.

While I recognize "will have got/gotten (U.S.)/reached/arrived at," etc.," as absolutely correct, I honestly doubt that I've ever used that tense, even in writing - at least not since translating Vergil/ Virgil in high school.

Steve, "five" and "ten" used this way have been ridiculously (viz., "extremely") common in America for many decades (though I assume you've guessed that).

Adverbial "with" ("go with," "come with") is, I believe, mainly a Midwestern habit but must be spreading.

Have we mentioned positive, utterance-initial "anymore"?:

"Anymore, social media is [sic] a menace."

See https://ygdp.yale.edu/phenomena/positive-anymore

I feel sure you will want to start using this as well. ASAP.


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