This by Clark Whelton from City Journal. He's hyperventilating because he thinks that the English language going to hell. I don't care, things change, music sucks, literature sucks, movies suck. Mostly being old sucks. Every generation thinks the world is going to hell in a handbasket. It is hard not to appreciate his indignation though. I'll wager he typed it in Helvetica Bold, rolled it up tight and shot it out of a torpedo tube. Signed, Outraged in New York!
Ambiguity has a death grip on our syntax. The principles of effective speech are in tatters. Verbal chaos reigns. Linguistic rabble have stormed the grammar palace. The principles of effective speech have gone up in flames.
Yeah? Well, welcome to the world of 1410 Oakwood!