10 February, 2011

Stephen Fry on Language

Someone pointed this out to me. I find it pretty amusing and it harps on an important issue to me, which is people who think that correcting others on their shortcomings is the same as having knowledge. Pendants are among the worst people on earth and they don't contribute anything to discourse other than to act as a speed bump to getting anywhere interesting. There's correcting somebody politely and then there's using it as a wedge to distinguish yourself from the masses that don't quite get things as well as you do. That's awful and if I'm ever in charge, they're going to be the first people up against the wall. That and people who think that turning on their brights is an adequate replacement for a working headlight. What goes through these peoples' heads?

Anyways, here's the link.