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Published: Friday, Feb. 15 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

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Danny Chipman
Lehi, UT

Hah. The British are hardly the patron saints of proper English (especially those with the Cockney accent). I know this from historical films and personal acquaintance.

I do lament the breakdown of proper usage in language, though. I don't care if it takes me an extra minute--my texts and emails are always correctly spelled and punctuated (to the best of my knowledge) then read through to make sure I didn't make any goofs.

A lot of people will say this is just the natural evolution of our language, but I see it more as the dumbing-down of our society.

the old switcharoo
mesa, AZ

Well, some will find a reason to judge others harshly no matter what the condition of their language skills are. I think this is one of the most superficial letters I've ever read on the DN.


Well, the author thinks we should emulate the British in their use of language. Perhaps we should emulate them in other things, too. Like health care. :-)

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