Marjorie is Dead.

3 12 2010

Inspired by the latest anti-prescriptivist rant at the intoxicating Language Log, I thought that I might share a moment of linguistic and comic genius from the brilliant Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie:

Struck by the same muse that prompted the production of this sketch, Stephen Fry later wrote an essay on the nature of language, the questions that contemplation of language invokes, and the inherent tomfoolery of the prescriptivist approach.

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