The Vocal Fries

Grammar Not-zi

September 18th, 2017  •  41 mins 41 secs  •  Download (39.6 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Carrie and Megan talk about prescriptive grammar, grammar peeving, and how most of the rules you were taught about English were made up by a few white dudes way back when. Turns out, prescriptivism is racist, classist, and ableist, and enforcing these rules kinda make you a jerk. They also discuss how they had been trained in high school to be prescriptivists, and how linguistics helped them become less biased.