Language is the most human invention. Spontaneous, unruly,
passionate, and erratic it resists every attempt to discipline or
regularize it--a history celebrated here in all its irreverent
Language is a wild thing. It is vague and anarchic. Style,
meaning, and usage are continually on the move. Throughout
history, for every mutation, idiosyncrasy, and ubiquitous
mistake, there have been countervailing rules, pronouncements and... more...