re. Oh well, what do you expect given the sorry state of the US education system ?
I don't blame education system, I blame the internets. Over the last 10 years I've seen a HUGE drop in language quality in the UK and one other country in Europe, and that's people using their native language. And not just an average muppet with a nose stuck in his/her mobile phone, but those you'd expect to have an above average of native language master: primary and secondary school teachers - and journalists... Idiocracy, can't wait for a remake :(