I'm going to tell you one more time
I only hope that you, dear reader, are not among the people that worry about what the language is coming to. Since there are many misapprehensions about usage, often drilled into students’ heads till they stick for life, many people think that they are righting wrongs when they tell others that they write wrong. And it’s not a healthy practice to elevate your blood pressure every time someone’s usage evidences a presumed failure of education.
For further help in gaining perspective on usage, please see Jan Freeman’s latest “The Word” column in The Boston Globe, in which she reminds you of ten “un-rules”—usage myths, bogus rules. I’ve illustrated nine of the ten imaginary violations in the previous paragraph. I would have done all ten, but even though I am sadly prone to typos, I could not bring myself to include a deliberate misspelling in this post.