All right, all right, I'm sorry.
Studying Language makes people rather open-minded towards and interested in other people's way of speaking, while language critique seldom strikes a chord.
Being confronted with the ocean of mostly arbitrary changes the English language has experienced in its past
, present battlefields of usage
can just be interesting things to observe and record for us. The linguist knows full well that language change can hardly be stopped, and he also knows that it doesn't harm (or really advances) a spoken language
as a whole.
You pretty much think that after your studies, you understand how language works
(a rather foolish assumption, come to think of it), while the "general public" just dares to retain their opportunist misconception that their
language is right
and that of others is wrong
. People from a hundred years ago would undoubtedly call THEIR language decayed and perverted.
But I can stop here.