Barbarisms, as explained in 1907
Today’s audioblog is an excerpt from the early twentieth-century textbook, Composition and Rhetoric for Schools, by Robert Herrick, A.B. and Lindsay Todd Damon, A.B. I found the discussion on “Words Not English” amusing in its obscolescence, yet touted as the speaking and writing habits of the educated. I am sure, one day, there will be those who grin and call me old for using the style I was taught. (My children already do . . . .)
What do you think?