23 Jan 2023

Southern-UK student Simon Roper’s popular YouTube channel is a favorite of mine. Here he weaves a little historical context around a shift rapidly overtaking in ordinary spoken English, in western-world English-language cultures at least, within roughly the five decades of my own lifetime — and very much still, unquestionably, to various degrees a matter of low-grade mundane cognitive (and perhaps also social) discomfort for many of us.

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