Originally Posted by Vainamoinen
All right, it's "general bitching", and I'll serve.
"Spellling" and "grammar" are two completely different things just as spoken and written language are governed by different laws.
Now if a change in progress is spotted by so called language guardians, all hell breaks loose. All of a sudden, people who use the variation are supposedly stupid, ruin the language, do not understand its "logic" any more or make it incomprehensible.
But the language guardians are the laughing stock of linguists [...]
So, you're bitching that people bitch too much/too loudly about inevitable changes in the spellings of words and phrases?
By saying "'Spellling' and 'grammar' are [...] two completely different things," are you saying that your rant is about spelling nazis and not about grammar nazis'? I should hope so. The fact that a language changes over time does not excuse willful and blatant ignorance of how to use it. For example, so very many people
can't tell the difference between when to use "I" verses "me" in a sentence, nor does this ever-increasing group of idiots know to phrase others before yourself
in a sentence.
ie. Using "me and her" (instead of "she and I") when referring to the subject of a sentence, is so obviously wrong yet used by so many, it's ridiculous.