Just a small note to acknowledge that I have become a 'Top Professor'. Apparently they reckon this blog is quite good and I have added a new section to the bottom of this page with my copious number of awards.
As laughable as this is, I felt the need to point out that 'English' is not the quaint outdated Received Pronounciation that some people like to think new speakers of english should be aspiring to. My basic idea is that language is communication and the new forms of english that we see around the world are equally valid - as long as the people involved understand what is going on, rather than fussing over spelling and grammar. As you can see from my blog - I am far from perfect!