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'Backronym' crowdfunds itself into Oxford English Dictionary

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Re: For all those pedantic bastards out there....

A pedantic bastard writes:

That doesn't mean "anything goes". I think you're making the incorrect assumption that prescriptive usage is the basis of pedantry. Not so. What pedants are trying to protect is defined by usage.

As a matter of fact, the errors corrected in postings to El Reg are mostly malapropisms, spelling mistakes, and solecisms such as "there" for "their". These would be wrong in any language community.

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