Yes, I know I'm getting old and cranky.

I was listening to a millenial writer on a CBC radio show talking about burnout and I had to switch it off. The constant use of the word 'like' for no particular reason plus her tendency to drop down an octave to a growl at the end of each phrase (almost a la California valley girl) was too much for me to bear.

The icing on the cake was her refusal to pronounce the 'ing' at the end of words such as working and pronounce them as "workeen". That was the last straw for me.

I am no linguist but are we losing the English language?

This person was allegedly a writer.


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