a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks
reedrover

Because Internet!

Often, I find that I am complaining about grammar and sentence construction on the Internet. But I find this article, compliments of YouveBeenPixied, to be rather a lot of fun to read. I find the variability of the construction to be a part of its charm, and a nicely rated-G substitution for "fuck" as an example of a nearly-universal construct.

English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet

"But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, "The talks broke down because politics," I'm not just describing a circumstance. I'm also describing a category. I'm making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I'm offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I'm able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language."
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