It's your language. You use it every day. You should strive to master it. My late mother, a 27-year, graduate-level professor of English, embedded that in my brain once upon a time. I’m not nearly as smart as she was, but I’m sharp enough to recognize that the vast majority of native-born Americans can’t speak or write English worth a lick.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
“…makes the crack more visibly observable.”
This was from a show called The Works on the History Channel.The host asked an engineer a question about a dye used during stress testing of steel light poles. The excerpt above isthe engineer's response.
I know; it's grammatically correct, but it's so Rube Goldbergish!