Thursday, July 1, 2010

Language Police to Halt Murder of English Language

Watch out, the Queen's English Society is going to make a run at being the language police!

The Queen's English Society will form an Academy of English to protect the language from the "impurities, bastardisations and the horrors introduced by the text-speak generation." France has L’Academie Francaise, Spain has the Real Academia Espanola, and Italy is home to the Accademia della Crusca, which all uphold the rules of their respective languages. English has no such defense against verbal corruption. English continuously morphs.

Members of the Queen’s English Society, made up of professionals, academics and other linguists, hope to win official recognition, or even a Royal Charter for their academy.

Though I'm not convinced that such an academy could really slow the evolution of the English language, I am curious to see how they attempt it.

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