A Bit of Fry & Loquendi
Pushing past my predilection for puns, a problem persists with persnickety, pedantic prose promotion. In general, it is helpful to know common errors in English (or any language you are speaking) so as to be clear and avoid looking like an ass.
Some go to an extreme to point out errors and flaunt rules of 18th century English, rather than accept language as a living, changing, hilarious being. Grammar Nazis generally cheer and enjoy Weird Al correcting the grammar of common signs, but what change or purpose does the correction bring?
It could be the Department of Transportation was unable to pass the third grade, or it is just as unlikely they are displaying their knowledge of flat adverbs. In either case, their message of driving slow is quickly and safely conveyed.
But I digress, my rhetoric and examples pale to Stephen Fry’s discourse on enjoying language for the sake of enjoying language. If the previous scripts invoked a feeling of TLDNR, then sit back and enjoy the following video with Fry.