Language mavens have probably been around pretty much since there were two speakers to complain about the vocabulary, pronunciation, or grammar of a third. They can be very useful for historical linguists, because grammar writers don’t complain about a change in the language until it’s basically already happened
File under: purists.
The Language of Food: Entrée
A certain literary discourse, about what others should or shouldn’t be doing with their art, will probably always exist as a distraction from writing novels.
After all, this is America, where the only art more popular than the art itself is the art of being a dick about the art.
Does the Novel Have a Future? The Answer Is In This Essay!
Not everyone agrees with my No Rules Rule. Siiiiiiigh. Naturally. After all, this is America, where the only art more popular than the art itself is the art of being a dick about the art. Same as baseball, jazz, porn, and every other invented-for-fun pastime, drinking is rife with fundamentalist nutjobs (see “purists”) who have one way of doing things–by the book. And not that book either. This book, with the leather binding and 6pt Century Gothic. The old one.
American Drink: Purist Intentions