I wonder if any of you get irritated by poor English grammar that people adopt in verbal and written communications. This morning I heard on TV a woman in her thirties use words: ‘more better’ and ‘more safer’. What next? ‘The bestest’?
I’m really the least qualified person to be making this comment but I’m appalled by how little care and attention people put into expressing themselves. Language is a living concept and it changes all the time. New words such as ‘selfie’, a gig or fracking are great newer additions to the language. This however should not distruct from fact that if you are using a particular language you should follow it’s grammar. The most common mistakes people make is: ‘to advice’ rather than ‘to advise’, effect and affect used interchangeably, ‘your’ instead of ‘you are’. You could go on.
Incidentally, typos don’t bother me at all, it’s very easy to make these mistakes partcularly on a forum like this when people have visual difficulties.
There seems to be a trend, the older the person the better their standard of English. The fact that younger people have such a poor grasp of grammar is a reflection of inadeqaute level of teaching in the last twenty or thirty years. This seems to be a trend all over the world, not just in this country.
Feel better by saying this but was seriously appalled by the TV comment this morning… Am I the only sad person noticing it?