Re: Changing Language Usage
Colonel Midnight wrote:
I think the one current trend that irks me the most right now is the whole "Fail" thing... *Gag*
'Failure' or 'failed', come on folks!
Or... a shortened form of (the more or less grammatically-correct) "You fail," which seems to be where the meme had its origin, 10-plus years ago.
"If the man doesn't believe as we do, we say he is a crank and that settles it. I mean it does nowadays, because we can't burn him."
— Mark Twain, from Following the Equator