Throwing some serious shade on prescriptive grammar on Full Stop today:
Language can only describe our changing world if we let language change with our world. Sticking with rules that no longer describe the way language is actually used is like stubbornly using an AOL dial-up connection in a house outfitted with fiber optic cables.
I’m at total pedant who forces my pedantry on others for a living—but I also completely agree with this. if you can’t consider the medium, the audience, the message, & everything else your writing’s engaging with, you’re not going to communicate effectively.
This is worth reading. There’s no point in defending outdated rules just for the sake of tradition (or being “right”), and doing so gives editors a bad name.