Grammar nazis get Fryed

By Phil Plait | October 24, 2010 7:00 am

I love Stephen Fry. Love love love. He uses words the way a professional masseuse uses oil. And Matt Rogers, an Australian student, took Stephen’s words and made them even more amazing. Watch this:

Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography – Language from Matthew Rogers

Stick with it; the ending is really cool.

By the way, I agree with Stephen here. Languages evolve, and at first it may seem ugly, but after a few years you get used to it, and then you look back and wonder what all the fuss was about. I may have to write a big grammar post since I have several thoughts on this topic. Example: the word "whom" needs to be struck from the language. We don’t need it — the word "who" works perfectly well, and it’s obvious from context if it’s being used as a subjective or objective pronoun. Whom serves no actual purpose anymore except to let pedantic grammarians feel superior when it gets misused.

Discuss.

Tip o’ the librarian glasses to reddit.

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