The local ABC affiliate in Kearney, Nebraska has a news story up with the headline “Kids Texting Their Way to Bad Grammar“. Normal reactionary prescriptivist propaganda, right? Hardly; the article itself is riddled with spelling and word choice errors. There are at least four, which is pretty impressive, given that the article is a mere four sentences long. I can only hope that this high error rate is an intentional act by an anti-prescriptivist guerrilla who is in deep cover posing as a web editor in the prescriptivist stronghold of Kearney.

If so, kudos, my friend. Kudos.