I know this might seem strange coming from me. However i can no longer ignore it. The use of but to start sentences is wrong! Didn’t you people learn English at school. Never start a sentence with but. Not only does it make you look really stupid it also makes me feel stupid. I have seen it lots lately with journalist, and online print. It erks me no end to read,
“…currently exempt from the PST. But he said Ontarians….” (excerpt from CBC.ca)
How is that good English? Please do tell that you couldn’t use a much more eloquent word to get the same meaning across. Is the English language dying? Are we just going down to the basis of “dumbest wins”. Cause this is what it seems to be at the moment. Writing, and by this i mean Journalist are just going down to the common denominator.
I for one want to increase my word power, not decrease it. Please everyone start using bigger and better words, with a link to a dictionary. At least don’t start your sentences with but. How lazy are you?