The Guardian Says Correcting People On Their Grammar Is Racist"The people pointing out [grammar] mistakes are more likely to be older, wealthier, whiter, or just plain academic than the people they're treating with condescension."
Apr. 20, 2016
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According to The Guardian's data editor Mona Chalabi, correcting people on their grammar mistakes is racist.
In her video "Grammar snobs are patronising, pretentious and just plain wrong," which was shared yesterday on YouTube, Chalabi attacks "grammar snobs" who she says are using "an elite and increasingly outdated form of the English language."
Chalabi argues that grammar "evolves" and attacks the "snobs" who believe we need a "common language" and "set of rules we can all understand."
She says these snobs "conveniently overlook the fact the rules they're talking about aren't commonly held at all, they're just their rules."
"The people pointing out the mistakes are more likely to be older, wealthier, whiter, or just plain academic than the people they're treating with condescension."
"All to often, it's a way to silence people and that's particularly offensive when it's someone who might already be struggling to speak up."
"We should spend more time listening to what others have to say and less focusing on the grammar what they say it with," she concludes.
While in the past poor grammar was something to be corrected, according to the feminists at The Guardian, it's something to be embraced, because the only people who still use proper grammar are old, wealthy, academic white people.
Don't strive to improve yourself, accept mediocrity.
In fact, place mediocrity above excellence, "we have to spend more time listening to what people who can barely speak have to say."
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