Originally Posted by paxman
The grammatical digression in this thread was but for light relief... As for the fairly frequent political and grammatical digressions, these generally add color and show spirit. The grammatical ones are generally friendly and if anything - interesting.
I agree 100%. I find the occasional "grammar police" comments to be fine. They pass by quiclky and are sometimes educational and other times humorous. I laughed out loud at "Supposably" and again at the (apparently ernest) correction soon after.
These digressions work best when they are light and quick. Once they are taken seriously, debated, discussed in principle, and such, they start to bog down and clog the thread.
That makes this post, part of the problem, of course, but it is hard not to respond...