Pash   Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:22 pm GMT
Why have the "guardians of English" failed to provide such codification for the language as has been done by the Academies for French, Spanish, Italian, or, more recently, Hebrew?
Franco   Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:29 pm GMT
Because english speakers have sense. This nonsense is useless. Its an excuse for academics in inpractical areas to wear a tie and have a job.

So they can go on approving words and not, but really its just made up political nonsense because language to be honest coulnd give a sh*t.
07CO   Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:05 pm GMT
English is doing just fabulously in the world without a silly "English Academy," thanks very much.

And who are these "guardians of English" anyway?
Travis   Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:33 pm GMT
Furthermore, one must also remember that English is a polycentric language, and trying to establish any single Academy for English would be politically problematic as a result, simply because many Americans would not accept a standard based off of some English English dialect(s), and many Englishpeople likewise would not accept a standard based off of some North Americah English dialect(s). At most such an Academy would be able to establish a single *written* standard, but such already exists for all intents and purposes, some minor grammatical and spelling differences aside.