Pardon me, while I open up my urban dictionary. Don't be a hater.
I am not a hater, I am just a desperate small-town Deep South USA state-run university teacher where my students (like 99% of them) do not distinguish "accept" from "except," "John's" from "Johns's," "I do" from "I does," "he does" from "he do," etc. I know, as long as the US spends more than all the other countries of the world combined on its military budget, it does not really matter... but it still causes me pain.
Demetrios, Heorhij's view has nothing to do with hate, and everything to do with proper, clear expression. Sometimes it takes those who have learned English as a second or even third language to point out the modern problems in spoken and written language of so-called native speakers of English.
Heorhij, I feel the same way as you do on the sloppiness of English expression, spelling, grammar and usage of the past generation. Could you imagine such liberties being taken with languages like German, for instance? This slackness is not confined to America, it's also infected the English language in countries like (gasp!) Great Britain. Even the BBC, until recently a paragon of public English expression, has stooped to howlers such as "There's many people who have ..." (should be "there are
many people who have ..."), "The amount of services ..." (should be number
of services), and, one of my pet peeves, "woman journalist/doctor/politician ...", when it should be "female
". Do we hear "man doctor", or "man journalist"? No, we do not. So why "woman", where it should be "female"? Oyyyy!!