The attached article argues that standard English is necessary as a consistent tool to communicate with others. But what is “standard English” when language is constantly evolving (or devolving)?  We all code switch based on our audience; we code switch to some extent when talking with buddies, a grandparent, or even our dog. 

Does standardized English still have value in 2021? How? Why? Where? Are we clinging to some formal, antiquated expectation? Just like wearing flip-flops and t-shirts to events that were once considered formal, has language lost the need to follow strict rules? 

Please read the attached article and weigh in with your perspectives. MLA Format please cite the article using in-text citations where needed and feel free to bring your own anecdotes into the journal.

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