the evolution of "proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park
The age in which I live: John Dryden revises his works
Proper words in proper places: Jonathan Swift demands an academy
Enchaining syllables, lashing the wind: Samuel Johnson lays down the law
The art of using words properly: Joseph Priestley seeks genuine and established principles
The people in these states: Noah Webster Americanizes the language
Words, words, words: James Murray surveys anglicity
The taste and fancy of the speller: George Bernard Shaw rewrites the ABCs
Direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid: Henry Watson Fowler shows the way
Sabotage in Springfield: Philip Gove Stokes the flames
Expletive deleted: George Carlin vexes the censors
Grammar, and nonsense, and learning: we look to the future
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