Mudcat Café message #4055845 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #4055845
Posted By: Steve Shaw
29-May-20 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Not so. We should be relaxed about the ways in which we use English casually in everyday life. We should reserve our ire or scorn or derision for those who would be pompous or self-regarding, and, of course, for those who get it wrong in supposedly serious, formal written English. When it comes to Mudcat, nothing fills me with glee more than someone who criticises MY English. Their own efforts are invariably peppered with errors, and I love to point them out as scornfully as I can manage.