Oppressive language

Posted on Sat 18 Sep 2010 @ 7.01am UTC



Hypercorrect grammaticality produces oppressive language.

Grammar is important but when things go overboard, it leaves a bad taste in the mouth, as evidenced by Jalsa’s post on the house rules of Sathyabama University in Chennai, India.

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Too many strictlys, too many nots, too many likes, too many boths, too many hypergrammatical sentences.

Does this remind you of the writing of any other place? How would you rewrite it? Why? Why not?

(via Learning to be Terse, 18 Sept 2010)

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