The Linguistic Termites Are Every­where

In this month’s Quadrant piece, the dubious doctor points out some of the trending crimes against the English language by the politically-correct, progressive linguistic police.

Obligatory semantic defeminisation on one side of the Channel and obligatory semantic feminisation on the other, supposedly with the same justification: how is this contradiction to be explained? Surely the simplest explanation is that both changes are exercises in power rather than an attempt to improve society or reduce suffering in any way: and forcing you to change the way you speak and the words you use is an exercise in prepotency without violence.

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