USAF and DWF (howdy from a fellow Texan) is right about the laziness...getting the most done with the least amount of effort afforded us time savings better used doing important things like playing ping pong or sleeping.
There is nothing wrong with one being able to read/write/speak one' own language properly. Kudos Crusty. Being raised in a minister's home I had the gloriously arcane verbiage of the King James version of the Bible as a standard and I'm better for it. The words not the dogma; those are just adult fairy tales.
Today's fit in honor of a newly risen sun and all my wife's crocuses
Vintage Cricketeer fresco jacket
no-name vintage PS from my father's top drawer
LL Bean 1912 cavalry twill trousers
LL Bean socks
Edit: the original NORTH AMERICAN Portland...we Americans are sometimes a little myopic and have trouble remembering that there is a world outside the friendly confines(very accurate term) of the continent upon which we rest.