Language Change and Burritos
Driving home from class last night I spotted a new Chipotle billboard and it made me think about language change. The copy-writer used indefinite article a but not the form of the article usually expected for the context (I usually expect an with a vowel-initial word). Here is the text:
“Our ingredients on a ego trip.”
Frankly, this doesn’t make me mourn anything about the state of American English, instead I choose to see this as language change happening right before my eyes.
What are your thoughts about language change?
What are your thoughts about a usage-based grammar vs. a prescriptive grammar?
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