Damien on… Love, American Style
This writer has mentioned before how Americans have changed the spellings, use and usage of as many words as they can, in order to try to convince themselves – if nobody else – that THEY invented the Language Of Shakespeare.
But a bizarre new example of this silliness has impinged itself on this historian’s ear; they now SWAP the words “like” and “love” AROUND.
This is just plain WEIRD; these two words have both been around for CENTURIES – with VERY specific definitions for each.
Do Americans REALLY imagine that the rest of the World is going to dutifully CHANGE these words’ meanings after all this time – simply because paranoid Yanks FEAR the word “love”?
If so, our ex-colonial friends – as they themselves would say – NEED TO GET REAL.