So, JTT, exactly what did your last remark "bring to the table"? Nothing very nutritious or appetising. I at least provided some information.
Good historical information too, Contrex. I trust it's accurate.
It allowed me to point up, in a humorous fashion, the dismal arguments put forward by prescriptivists who offer nothing substantial on language issues. It's just lament after lament from them about the very thing that your info told of.
Have you ever read, anywhere, from any prescriptivist, the terrible loss the language has here suffered?
How did it escape you that that is precisely the type of "decline" they constantly whine about?