‘base’ and ‘pseudo’ pejorative in ordinary language, but are neutral (and widely used) in technical language. keywords: [Linguistics] [point of view] [usage]


Hypercorrectness is actually symptomatic of absentee-landlordism. (That is, the absentee landlord, in order to forestall criticism from ignoramuses, permits wrong things that look right, instead of championing right things that look wrong – e.g., permits the ridiculous signage ’15 items or fewer’ instead of the sensible ’15 items or less’, unlike what a conscientious on-site … Continue reading LOREM IPSUM