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In praise of ‘like’: Why banning the word goes against-Shakespeare and good English

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A LONDON academy wants to ban use of the world “like”. The fools.  Jay Henrichs explain their idiocy:

Let’s use a figure of speech to make up new words. This is dangerous in high school or a government agency, where verbal originality often gets duly punished. You might also face condemnation from people who consider novel usage a linguistic impurity. But the words will come, whether we want them to or not. Better you and I should invent them than some adolescent on the street or, worse, some adolescent behind a computer.

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Posted: 15th, October 2013 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comments (2)