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Monday, July 25, 2011

Right and Wrong (Uh-uh!)

Words that I hate: correct, proper, right, true, good — and all their opposites. These are judgment words that imply that something could be “right” or “wrong”. An anarchist’s query: who says? Who is the great adjudicator who knows what is correct or incorrect, proper or improper, right and true and good or wrong and false and bad? “WHO?” I ask! If you use these words, you’d best know the answer.

2 comments: said...

Lots of things are incorrect and wrong. Telling lies and killing are both. Whaddaya say to that, Mr. Knowitall?

The Grammar Anarchist said...

First, how do you assume I’m a mister? Second, read the news. If lying and killing are wrong, your government is wrong. Right? Finally: Those things are behavior territory. I deal with grammar!