Tuesday, March 4, 2008

National Grammar Day

So today is apparently National Grammar Day, where today is the third of the month of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand and eight.

Mixed feelings on the subject. As a university student, it's easy for "my kind" to jump at the chance to condemn others for being less than ourselves, but on the other hand, this is exactly the sort of propaganda that brought the Nazis and Communists to power, and subsequent ruin.

Ultimately, yes, language is an organic thing, and isn't controlled by a ruling committee. But philosophically speaking, it doesn't stand to reason why that fact doesn't mean that it shouldn't be. The Japanese have their little ministry, and their language is still as vibrant as ever.

So, I'll leave you with this humorous comic:

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