I’m terrible at the word “whom.” It sounds so sexy and dignified, but in real life, I panic and do what everyone else does and use “who” instead. I guess I could just start throwing whoms around to see what happens, and then laugh it off like I was trying to be an ironic hipster Millennial when I get called on it.
So this article from The Economist was well-timed. I love watching language evolve….but not always: somewhere on the internet, I read a homework forum where a student asked about interpreting a passage and said that he couldn’t understand it because it was written in Old English. The passage in question was written in the early 20th century.