Thursday, November 12, 2009
English...who can keep up?
I recently read this line in a popular on-line blurb: It is the commonest preventable cause of blindness worldwide. Really? Commonest? I'm sure it's acceptable and probably even proper, but in my head Mrs. Traugott reigns supreme. Mrs. T taught me English for four years in our small but respectable home town high school. And commonest just goes against the grain! It's just wrong! I'll stick with most common...that is until an editor blue lines it.