Talk:Vox Day

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Sorry Cons, but what the heck does cratering sales mean?

I'm one of those old fogies who knows the difference between "affect" and "effect" and therefore has no need to say "impact". I have managed to put up with things that never rise or fall but always "spiral". I manage to put up with people "battling" illness, "bracing" for unfavourable weather.
And here we go.... why do people "author" books these days? In my day they wrote them. Next we will have Shakespeare (who died 400 years ago this week - did you know?) playwriting or in the case of the sonnets poeting them. Poeming perhaps.
AlanE (talk) 00:17, 27 April 2016 (EDT)
AlanE, if you feel want to improve the language of the article, then by all means do so. Conservative (talk) 11:57, 27 April 2016 (EDT)
The cratering sales term is a direct quote of something Vox Day wrote so I cannot change it. The rest of my mini-rant was nothing more than a general whinge at the increasing prevalence of certain buzz-words infecting my wonderful language. (And if anyone wants to discuss my use of my in that sentence, you're welcome....) AlanE (talk) 21:21, 27 April 2016 (EDT)

"Infecting your language". You sound like a Frenchman (the French are know for their linguistic purism as you probably know).

My guess is that with the advent of the internet and public school budgets being squeezed in aging Western nations, buzzwords/slang will increase and Rnglish instruction will degrade. I could be wrong, however. A very popular standardized college entry exam in the USA now has a written portion of the exam. Aburke (talk) 23:33, 27 April 2016 (EDT)

I couldn't be less like a Frenchman - at least a Frenchman of the "French Academy". (However, I have found your average Frenchman - and woman - to be more accepting of the inevitability of new words.) My love of my language is largely due to its willingness over 1500 or so years to accept, embrace and subsequently further the meanings of the words carried into The Isles by the various settling peoples and their cultures.
Unfortunately, the latest settling culture has been the popular culture of America. It was all right when it was jazz and the Gershwins and Swing and Sinatra and Elvis and sweater girls. And so on. Then Britain fought back. The Beetles arrived, then mobs of other "groups" and chicks and intelligent rock bands like "Queen" and singers with class and musicality like Bryan Ferry.
Then America fought back by using its parochial leanings allied to market forces. If a film was to be a success in America it had to have an American "star", whether he or she fitted into the original narrative or not.

I react to this by insisting that I (a fourth generation Australian) am a bloke, not a guy. Maybe I should stop here.

AlanE (talk) 00:12, 29 April 2016 (EDT)