Sorry for fanning the flames, but this whole thread is so over the top I'm finding it kind of entertaining.
On 1/07/20 2:23 am, Piper Thunstrom wrote:
The grammarian movement, in general, was built on elevating a very specific form of English over others. It specifically was chosen to avoid "lower class" usages
This argument seems to rest on the assumption that "lower class" equates to "non-white". This is an extremely US-centric idea. It could possibly even be described as exhibiting a "breathtaking level of ignorance"...
the Elements of Style (And many works like it) are built on a system of white supremacy.
If that's true, then the entirety of Western culture is built on a system of white supremacy. That includes all our modern technology. It includes the Python programming language. We'd better stop recommending Python to people!
Each individual who likes Elements of Style is not wrong for liking the book, you can keep it on your shelf and no one will be angry.
Okay, I'm confused. S&W is a symbol of white supremacy that shall never be recommended or mentioned in polite company, but it's all right to have one on your shelf, as long as you keep it to yourself... or something?
You can't have it both ways.