cathyem

Joined: November 5, 2011

Number of comments posted: 6

Number of votes received: 12

I'm an oldster who was raised in the Catholic school system and had "proper English" pounded into my brain. I am often irritated by the degradation of our language. When we speak, we are communicating more than just words and our use of the language conveys more than just our random thoughts. I wish the youngsters nowadays would remember that when they open their mouths. Yeah, I DO sound like a grouchy old lady, but I'm truly not!

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Re: “enamored with” and “enamored by”  •  December 8, 2011, 6:46pm  •  0 vote

Hairy Scot, I forgot to thank you for your support. It is appreciated.

Re: “enamored with” and “enamored by”  •  December 8, 2011, 6:43pm  •  1 vote

By the way, people in civilized countries all over the world, every day, are being judged by the way they speak. For instance, in the USA, the "hillbilly folk" are looked at askance. In London, it

Re: “enamored with” and “enamored by”  •  December 8, 2011, 6:01pm  •  0 vote

"So, there you have it: making unsupportable assertions, claiming that the language is in decline (whatever that means), and, by default, suggesting that your language choices are superior to those of

Re: “enamored with” and “enamored by”  •  December 8, 2011, 5:07pm  •  2 votes

So sorry you believe it to be "drivel". Did you read my prior posts? "I don't own a copy of the OED, but here's what I found online at grammarphobia.com: " The verb “enamor,” according to the Ox

Re: “enamored with” and “enamored by”  •  December 7, 2011, 8:36pm  •  6 votes

Ah, porsche... If Jill enamors Jack, then Jack is enamored OF Jill. The bastardization of the English language is a velvet slide. I am old enough that I remember when people were proud of the f

Re: “enamored with” and “enamored by”  •  November 8, 2011, 4:34pm  •  3 votes

Thank you for your kind responses. I actually should have stated that the search I did was of this site, not a google search, which is why I posed the question here. I was educated in Catholic sch