Our language corruption

Why do we still allow the media to corrupt are wonderful language. On the Guardian website today we are told


Trooper’s death brings Afghanistan fallen to 200

Grim milestone reached when soldier wounded in an explosion in Helmand died in hospital

Since when did our fantastic soldiers become ‘Troopers’. The Americanisation of our language is on the increase. It is everywhere. At work, we no longer have a Personnel Department, we have ‘Human Resources’ we are now commodities, not people. Then there is the food industry. What does ‘Pan Fried’ mean ??? How else can you fry something, except in a pan ? Is there such a thing as ‘Steamer Fried’ ? Of course, as you now see ‘Oven Fried Chips’, some people would say, that is the reason. But we bake or roast in an oven … we don’t fry.

Now don’t get me wrong here, I’m not against different countries having different takes on a language. No my problem is with the British media, that try to appeal to the overseas market, by trying to change the way we speak. And because it is a respected medium such as The Guardian (and they are not alone, the BBC are one of the worst), the changes find their way into everyday language.

Rant over for now

2 thoughts on “Our language corruption

  1. It seems that Britain tries too hard with this special relationship with the states, for some reason we have to follow them, instead of concentrating on having a british identiy.

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    1. Hi mate.

      This is very true, and now we are being told to write everything in ‘plain English’. Removing all the punctuation that is deemed to be unnecessary so it is easier to read. All those years struggling to remember when to put a comma … all wasted. ….. lol. Tony

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