[climbs to the top of a mountain]
[screams] THE IDEA OF PROPER GRAMMAR IS A BULLSHIT CONSTRUCT BASED ON RACISM AND CLASSISM
[climbs back down]
Linguistically what we call “improper” or “bad English” is just as structured and has as many rules as “proper English.” The only reason “proper English” is considered correct is because it is spoken by rich, white people.
you guys need to shut down your pc, go out and play outside for a while
I’m calling it: OP is clearly a tween with zero skills at grammar or logic justifying bad grades in English classes with “opprishaun” and buzzwords.
lmfao i’m actually at university working on finishing my linguistics degree, but nice try. talking about language and thinking about language is what i do for fun. english (and basically every language) has been standardized around the particular dialect spoken by the powerful class — that is, educated white people. there is no logical or historical reason why, for example, using y’all is incorrect, saying “i be [verb]ing” is incorrect, splitting infinitives is incorrect, or why accordance with any other bullshit rule of grammar makes someone’s speech better or more coherent. acting like you’re better than someone just because you have the ability to speak the elite dialect of english makes you an ignorant asshole.
You know whats fucking scary? The fact that I could literally change my life at any moment. I could stop talking to everyone that makes me unhappy. I could kiss whoever i want. I could shave my head or get on a plane or take my own life. Nothing is stopping me. The entire world is in my hands, and I have no idea what to do with it.