Totally agree with the left one. While linguistic conventions may be valuable in academia, or whenever the emphasis must be on accurate and unambiguous communication of meaning, they can hinder efficiency in everyday use, as well as expressivity in artistic use. Also, it seems more reasonable that conventions evolve to meet the language where it is commonly understood, rather than that our understanding of language be manufactured top-down to meet conventions, unless there is a compelling and overriding interest for a given convention to be in place.
I do that to students sometimes, just depends on the mood I'm in and which student it is.
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Student: Can I borrow a pencil?
Teacher: I don’t know. CAN you?
Student: Yes. I might add that colloquial irregularities occur frequently in any language. Since you and the rest of our present company understand perfectly my intended meaning, being particular about distinctions between “can” and “may” is purely pedantic and arguably pretentious.
I hate people who can’t read through spelling mistakes.
Me: Wanna hang our
Me: (Shows pic of a man staring them down, like he’s saying, You GOTTA be kiddin’ me!”
Disclaimer: I would NEVER condone a student talking to a teacher in this manner, as I see it as smart alecky and disrespectful. I give this as an opposing viewpoint.
I had a teacher who was like that when I was young. I wish I was smart enough for it, but I'd have been paddled at school and whipped with a belt at home.