Accidental Pooping? May 19, 2014 15:22:32 GMT -5
Post by kymess_jr on May 19, 2014 15:22:32 GMT -5
Greetings, I am eager to engage you in linguistic debate. It appears that you favor prescriptive grammar over descriptive grammar, an opinion I consider most ill-informed.
To start, I shall attempt to make it clear what I mean by prescriptive grammar as opposed to other types. A prescriptive grammar is a set of rules detailing how someone (whoever made those rules) thinks a language should be used, whereas a descriptive grammar is simply a codification of how a language is actually used by its speakers. In the context of this debate, descriptive grammar is an acceptable and less harmful alternative to prescriptive grammar; however, I should not be construed to be arguing expressly for it.
My argument is comprised of two stages: First, that prescriptive grammar is largely unnecessary in modern times, and second, that it is harmful to children, and especially to minorities. These conditions (assuming I fulfill my burden in demonstrating them) should be sufficient to make the case that prescriptive grammar does more harm than good.
This is how all newbs should respond to us ragging on their lack of punctuation and failure to find their shift keys.
Maybe you will last, reghawaii.