Friday, September 10, 2004

Kiss whom goodbye

There's an interesting discussion of "the coming death of whom" at the Language Log.

There's a picture of a protest flag with writing on it:
We live in a country founded by cheats, murderers, rapists, thiefs, terrorists, whom captured, killed, enslaved millions of Africans whom killed more natives than Nazis did Jews, while the Catholic Church is behind the altar, justifying molestation -- God bless Amerikkka
Geoffrey Pullum writes:
Using whom for who isn't regularization. It's a desperately insecure clutching after a form that people no longer know where to use or how to control.
Or, what most of us like to call "overcorrection."


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