Blog Posted:6/29/2018 1:50:00 PM
When those who use English as a first language struggle to speak as well as those who don't, I am embarrassed for them. Those who have been trained by the current generation of media schools who already struggled with acceptable sentence structure seem to come out of those schools even more challenged than when they entered. One of my pet peeves is the overuse of the suffix "ity". Let's call it a lack of ability (which is an acceptable use of "ity") to form proper sentences otherwise. Like the sports announcers who use the term "physicality"--you know why, but PLEASE! Okay, let's look at more "new" lazy ways to describe whatever---unaswerability, unchangeability, religiosity, memorability, noncommutativity, irreproachability, intersubstitutability, irretrievability, extraterritoriality, and one of my favorites - intercomprehensability! I call it all stupidity!
One more thing while I'm on my proverbial soap box. What is up with the redundancy used by the champions of today's media. "The president of the Soviet Union, he said today" etc. HELLO< no need to use he there...it is redundant. The language is being prostituted by morons---no, moronity!