[ also, thank you AOL, Happy 433rd Birthday – Message as Verb, and proof that the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language needs kids; and fewer cliches in Usage Notes ]
I am so proud of my children, and of their entire anti-social, social-media, nose-to-phone, nomophobic generation. Because of you, and your texting and messaging and posting n sht? no one “contacts” anyone anymore. Unless they’re really, really old. But beware: we’re still trying to strike you down, and forcefully. Please, don’t let us impact you.
Thank you, AOL, for arousing messaging
And Happy 433rd Birthday, Message as Verb! We are so pleased you survived.
… as I was saying, the AHD Usage Panel needs kids rightnow-rightnow
Let’s please do See Usage Note at impact, hopefully
THANK YOU, Usage Panel of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. The Fires of Hope are bright – for our children, and our children’s children, and our children’s children’s children, et cetera, et cetera, and so forth.
But this is not a musical
it’s a tragedy, when a Usage Note defaults to cliche
what’s a fax again?
such is life, and life is such, ergo such is such