Funny thing, because when the BBC Board existed (the Communicate and the ASK A QUESTION), there were the native English Beebies that stung the most, he he. Of course, let´s not generalize, there were some guys that had some tact.
But sometimes, the usage of an American expression, slang, etc, would invite some "flaring" of sort.
The Beebie´s article is a good one, because it also points out that correct usage is well-worth pursuing
, just that "one have to keep it in perspective
. It´s all about people being in the know, but without being snob and pedant.
I would say that is the counterpart (article) of the following one, sort of...http://www.writingforward.com/better-wr ... ing-better
And it reaches a similar conclusion:Find someone who is well read, tactful, honest, and knowledgeable about writing. If you can find a critic who possesses all these traits, then you have overcome the first hurdle, because such persons are not easy to find.
That is, different approaches, but get to a similar p.o.v.
Also a Jolly good reading, on the comedy side; this link that Marcio shared with us.
Thank you both for sharing your thoughts and readings with us.
By the way, right now, I am thinking of the writen English, the spoken is way more flexible in a number of ways. But aware that it has its surprises as well!