On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 2:37 PM Stephen J. Turnbull < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Are you saying that people who split infinitives are usually black,
Of course not. Base rates suggest they're mostly white.
I think that's not true. According to this, English speakers in top several locations are about the following: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_English-speaking_populati...
United States: 283M India: 125M Pakistan: 108M Nigeria: 79M Philippines: 64M United Kingdom: 60M Germany: 45M
US and UK (and Germany) are majority white, but the others are pretty small minorities. So by eyeball, that seems to add up to a good number more black and brown English speakers than white ones.
Of course... I confess, I don't have data on infinitive splitting rates in Nigeria versus UK.