[Ads-l] Don't make English official, ban it instead

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 22 22:05:18 UTC 2015

On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 4:51 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> prescriptivist

Well, given that _ban_ and _band_ are two - or should that be "to"? Or
"too"? - distinct words with two distinct meanings whose use transcends
mere stylistics, bringing that to the attention of the semi-literate hardly
constitutes evidence of a "prescriptivist" attitude. Or not



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