Come on, you fellows! You are dwelling on very static aspects of the English language. Surprise, surprise. That language is going through a makeover faster than you can explain it's petty nuances and metaphors. Language has to evolve and that evolution serves mostly one purpose - communication, not necessarily the art of! I understood her point on the very first take!!!!
I am compelled to agree with the orignal poster here. Even though I have been reassigned and do not edit the social media and guest posts on this blog anymore, I think that good language, like good photography, is in the composition and details. Yes, the language evolves and words and concepts take on new meaning every day, but there do exist certain parameters in the language and its use that remain constant. It's not all free-form. Without these guidelines, we would be reduced to a babbling horde, which I am not entirely convinced we aren't already.
To take the stance that these are "petty nuances and metaphors" is the difference, if I may borrow a phrase used by a colleague here today, between creating a fine etching and using a 12-inch paint roller.
It's all about nuance. For those who don't agree, perhaps the Instant Messaging environment would be a more appropriate stream in which to swim.
And by the way, I do hope everyone enjoys Chase Jarvis's hands-on review of the new Nikon D7000!
Scelgo, dunque sono.
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