On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 2:37 PM Stephen J. Turnbull <turnbull.stephen.fw@u.tsukuba.ac.jp> 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_population

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.

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