jjeff

Joined: May 6, 2012

Number of comments posted: 4

Number of votes received: 1

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Re: “Literally” in spoken conversation  •  June 1, 2012, 9:29pm  •  0 vote

BJONES, I did take your sarcasm somewhat seriously. I don't always like the direction language takes, but evolution of meanings and usage is natural and unavoidable. If it's any consolation, there i

Re: “Literally” in spoken conversation  •  May 6, 2012, 2:26pm  •  0 vote

Porshe, I very much like your response. Hamish, I sympathize with you, though I find the notion of pedantry as being stupid and dumb a bit strong. There are far "dumberer" and more stupid things in

Re: “Literally” in spoken conversation  •  May 6, 2012, 2:12pm  •  0 vote

I agree with JJMBallantyne, language evolves. BJOINES is a bit mistaken. "Lets just change ... the meanings of words to what we like, " simply is wrong. Nobody **changes** the meaning of "literally"

Re: What happened to who, whom and whose?  •  May 6, 2012, 1:42pm  •  1 vote

I do find the who/whom issue very interesting, perhaps the most interesting "issue" or perhaps "nonissue" in English usage. From the linguists point of view, that which is regularly used by many and