Let’s pick on the UK some more.
Damn it! I used to think the Plain English Campaign people were cool. Now, I’m not so sure. Bournemouth Council has decided to ban abunch of latin phrases because they’re apparently too complicated for your average Joe, they sound elitist and immigrants might find them confusing. They’ve come up with wordier, dumber-sounding alternatives, and the Plain English campaign people agree with them! Listen, guys, if you’re worried about confusing immigrants, we’ll have to change the entire English language. It’s not an easy language to learn. At least you can google these phrases and figure them out.
We really try to avoid learning anything new anymore, don’t we? What happened to expanding our vocabulary?