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Thread #132499   Message #3996884
Posted By: Steve Shaw
18-Jun-19 - 05:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
There's more than a whiff of grammar policing going on here. A few decades ago, gay meant one thing. Now it means two things. That's language evolution for you. I'm quite happy to see people saying quite unique or fairly unique, etc, and would never insist on their rebuilding their sentence. What you're missing is the gentle morphing of the word into two forms. The one won't damage the other, so stop fretting!