October 22, 2002

Language Issues

I've read Politically Correct Fairy Tales, but this is much more bizarre.

There's bombasticism as above, and then there's downright fictional English, as displayed by our beloved corporations. This could prove useful at employee evaluation time, or when writing a mission-statement.

As for language as it is spoken, a professor at Harvard is collecting data on regional variations of English in the US. His survey is quite informative in itself.