Thanks for the response JTT but some of us conservative in the realm might disagree
I fail to see why disagreement from conservatives would mean anything to how language works, D. Conservatives don't write the rules for language.
Forgive me JTT but aren’t you setting yourself above
Not at all. I'm simply describing reality. Language doesn't work according to the erroneous opinions of a group of people who are simply repeating other people's erroneous opinions.
Setting myself above: The eventual result of vulgarization will be that all words will have so lost specific meaning any sentence whatever can be interpreted to mean anything at all.
That's simply false, D. Look at any dictionary. Many words have multiple meanings. Look at 'get' - it has numerous meanings and no native speaker ever gets confused. Just one example - 'get outta here' can mean, "physically leave my presence" and "that's unbelievable"/no way!/...
'yeah, right' has two separate and opposite meanings. Language is full of these and we never get confused by them.
The language is thus deteriorating horribly
That's been a common complaint for centuries from those who mistakenly think that they are doing something to save language by repeating others old canards.
Language is self perpetuating and self correcting. The only ones who make the rules for language are the speakers of a language. Since it must be used to describe an infinity of things and events, certain new items will sound strange but the vast majority of these complaints are old complaints, recycled by unthinking prescriptivists.
You might find this article instructive. Here's a short excerpt from it.
But while it is understandable that speakers of a language with a literary tradition would tend to be pessimistic about its course, there is no more hard evidence for a general linguistic degeneration than there is reason to believe that Aaron and Rose are inferior to Ruth and Gehrig.
Most of my fellow linguists, in fact, would say that it is absurd even to talk about a language changing for the better or the worse. When you have the historical picture before you, and can see how Indo-European gradually slipped into Germanic, Germanic into Anglo-Saxon, and Anglo-Saxon into the English of Chaucer, then Shakespeare, and then Henry James, the process of linguistic change seems as ineluctable and impersonal as continental drift. From this Olympian point of view, not even the Norman invasion had much of an effect on the structure of the language, and all the tirades of all the grammarians since the Renaissance sound like the prattlings of landscape gardeners who hope by frantic efforts to keep Alaska from bumping into Asia.