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Oh the scandals in those trashy British papers!

Ok, so this row isn’t as juicy as the ones in other British media outlets, but the battle over grammar in The Economist (see my earlier post) continues to rage:

Like, duh
SIR — David Legard used sarcasm to criticise The Economist for employing a popular phrase (“it’s sooo yesterday”) that flummoxed his language students (Letters, August 5th). But if he really does “appreciate excellent written English”, how can he not appreciate your use of humour? English constantly evolves and to anyone who thinks the language should be preserved in a state of petrified perfection I say: it ain’t gonna happen, dude.

Colin Webb
Perth, Australia

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