One of the most humorous things that is said to me (or overheard) in daily conversation — or, more likely, griping on the internet and television — is in regards to how “kids these days” do not use the English language properly.
This is humorous, because the English language changes so much (and so rapidly), and one can find similar complaints about their generation. And their parents’ generation.
Unsurprisingly – and amusingly – yet another word has jumped up on our radar as a one-time bastardization of the language. This time, it is the ubiquitous OK which was once laughed at by the literate elite.