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Bruce, Caroline

Another Grammar Gripe

It looks as though many people have forgotten what the difference is
between "effect" and "affect". An effective example of correct usage
would be:

If we effect those changes, the modifications will affect all of us.

In the last few weeks especially, I've been seeing people consistently
using "effect", when they mean "affect": "This won't effect us", that
sort of thing. How far will the language have slid by the end of the
century, I can't help but wonder.


News flash. Braille or not, people's grammatical abilities will still be clusterfucked. Just like people who rely on print.

And, I can be nervous and still harass the royal hell out of you.