I loved Saturday mornings. I’d hear the clatter of the letter box and would quickly nip downstairs to grab my comic before sliding back into my warm bed to read it, cover to cover. And so my love for comics began. I have read them obsessively ever since…
You knew this was going to happen, right? Hopefully, it won’t mean I come back in a few years with three more posts that grossly disappoint everyone. The reason for yet another grammar article was, you guessed it, another embarrassing gaff on my part. As before, I believe it illustrates another interesting point in modern grammar; the effect technology is having on grammar and the language and the gradual shift towards fulfilling George Orwell‘s prediction of Newspeak.
Previously, I mentioned I was having trouble with Three Mobile over their handling of my account. Mixing up the account details for me and my daughter was bad enough the first time. But when they did it a second time, effectively canceling the sim card in my phone and transferring my number to my daughter’s phone, blood had to be spilt. Thankfully, Three worked hard last Friday to make amends, offering us both free upgrades on our phones.
I came across the whole “Doctor Who is a kid’s show” argument again this week. Personally, I thought Warren Ellis was more supportive of the show than he recently indicated on his own forum boards. But by placing the kid show label on Doctor Who, he perpetuated a pop culture myth that really has had its day.
This article appears in the July 2008 edition of Nett Magazine.
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