AND SO LITTLE TIME. There have been several events that have taken place over the past few days that I could post about. The democrat debate, the shooting event in Paris, the defeat of Rhonda Rousey. All of these could be a post on their own. Instead, I just mention them in passing as I get to the subject in my mind. And that is
ARE ALL THE ENGLISH TEACHERS THAT HAVE PASSED ON SPINNING IN THEIR GRAVES?
If I actually believed that such a thing could happen, the spinning part, I would bet on it. Have you listened to the news people lately. Even old me, who mostly got poor grader in English, know better than the phrase sentences like the news anchors and reporters are doing. Repeated words in the same sentence that only adds a redundancy to the statement. Ending their sentences with words like AT. As in Where are you at? Is that acceptable English now? Any language professionals out there who can answer this question? And when did it become acceptable to use the words like, and you know, and I mean. Sometimes several times in one sentence. And in every sentence. And to start a sentence with I Mean. How can you say I mean, when you haven't even said any thing yet. And the weather reporters overuse the phrase "out there." Every thing is out there. Or the reporters that say we will have a live report. Isn't that better than a dead report? Just have to wonder if maybe a refresher course in English may be in order. You know, like I mean. And THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK