August 12th, 2010


Passive aggressive

Recently, many posts have been written at Language Log on the subject of the passive voice. In particular, many instances of the active voice have been misidentified in the popular press, apparently, as passive. Anger has been felt by professional grammarians as a result.

"The time has been arrived at for us to be risen up by our own selves --- and then 'em, 'em all will have been shown!" is now said by me.