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Shame on me indeed.

But at this point, relying on accurate knowledge of the native langugae by the average American, and probably many above that, is often a recipe for learning what not to do--except that it's considered to be correct.

I come across such a raft of cringe-worthy speech--spoken and written.

And now I'm part of it! ;-( I promise never to do that again!

Where are you from originally?

=sheila
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