Columnist - Headlines with Jonny Mitchell: Crimes against grammar

Jonny Mitchell

Jonny Mitchell

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Amongst the many accusations levelled against me, the one that I don’t mind at all is the one that labels me a Grammar-Nazi.

I am a trained linguist and I am passionate about language, written and spoken, and have been known to explode, not literally of course, at it’s abuse by all manner of people, many of whom should know better.

Of course, there are many occasions when students in school make me squirm with their “creative grammar”, their text-speak (LOL) and their abbreviations. In fact, they have me “ROFL” sometimes.

 

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