A pet peeve of mine, an entity I’ve actually named, is the slow and methodical violation and degradation of our precious English language. There are innumerable reasons it is the primary language of business, worldwide, and that it helped beget Shakespeare’s trove. But it’s not as if I’d actually shun someone who commits some minor heresy, or even comment on it. Decline is our new norm. Adding periods within a phrase or sentence adds no value to the words used, and only denotes a turgid cadence, at best. Maybe more descriptive or apt words might convey the probable intent of the author to add a sense of importance or gravitas? I’m stuck at home with a wounded leg, and further, can’t even sit out on my deck and watch the birds and my fish because our normally pristine and clean Pacific ocean air is acrid with smoke, so I’m officially grousing about this topic.
I expect, nay demand, opinions from my fellow Ratters about this linguistic travesty.