----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Noring" <[log in to unmask]>
> In every generation there are always different opinions regarding
> proper grammar. What is today considered proper grammar was not
> considered proper 100 years ago. English is a continually changing
> language, for better and for worse.
Perhaps the best example of this is the oft-derided word, "hopefully."
It continues to be used (to the dismay of a handful of dedicated
grammarians) simply because there is no other simple one-word way
of saying "it will be better for us and/or all concerned if this
Steven C. Barr
(...he typed, hopefully...)