Brandon Robshaw: My Mission
My mission is to comment on, discuss, analyse, celebrate and sound the tocsins about the English language as it is used today, in the media, in literature and in ordinary speech. Here I shall be discussing points of grammar, new words, new slang, new cliches, new malapropisms – in short all the good and bad things about the way English is used today and the way it is changing. There seem to be two rival schools of thought on this: a) English is in a bad way, deteriorating fast, people today don’t understand correct grammar or accurate usage etc; and b) language change is inevitable and we should celebrate, rather than deplore this. I don’t belong to either camp. My view is that some changes are for the better, some for the worse; some are funny, some are annoying; some can be resisted or reversed, some can’t.