Some choice samples of Engle's whimpers:
- The battle is almost uncertainly unwinnable but I am convinced there are millions of intelligent Britons out there who wince as often as I do every time they hear a witless Americanism introduced into British discourse.
- British English is being overwhelmed by a tidal wave of mindless Americanisms
- Americans rarely hear any of our words, let alone adopt them.
- But we are so overwhelmed by everything American that the British have lost their grasp on the difference between our form of English and theirs. This is the reality of cultural imperialism.
- ‘Speciality’ (with the i) is a lovely word, full of rolling syllables. His version is the kind of usage that comes out of the mid-Atlantic and needs to be dropped back there, from a great height.
- And there is widespread loathing of the verbalisation of nouns: incentivizing and all that rot.