Sunday, 9 March 2014

To Diss or Not to Diss?


Alex Salmond has accused No.10 of  having "disrespected" the Scottish people.

Now, officially (and by that I mean since we started codifying the language), disrespect is a noun and can be used as an adjective or an adverb, but never a verb. Unless, that is, you're a hip-hop artist.

On the other hand, language evolves - that's how English became English.

On the 3rd hand, would one be downgraded if using the word in an English grammar exam?


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