Wednesday, December 21

Death of a language.

Two days ago, I had lunch with a former college professor who lamented the lack of interest American students and teachers show in studying grammar. He suggested our language would be irreparably harmed.

Fast forward to today when I am in line for an attraction at Epcot in Disney World, and a man next to me tells his children that this attraction is not "unsimilar" to one they just left.

Not dissimilar, nor unlike.

Unsimilar.

Perhaps the professor was correct.

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