“Yummy mummy” declared a good addition to language (via Motivated Grammar)


“Yummy mummy” declared a good addition to language Bernard Lamb is at it again. Well, to be precise, he was at it again, because the piece I just found dates back to October. But it's just as poorly reasoned as anything new, so let's go back and take a look. Lamb, as you may remember from a previous encounter, is an Emeritus Reader in Genetics at ICL and president of the Queen's English Society. He's an old prescriptivist whose opinions were reached not by studying linguistics or the English lang … Read More

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