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When do harmless mistakes matter?

harmless mistakes matterThere’s little surer way of asking for trouble than arguing about rules that are routinely ignored by the masses. A mixture of ignorance and apathy can lead to the dismissal of all sorts of rules in life – some that don’t warrant attention, others that, if you really think about it, should be upheld. This is as true with the English language as anywhere else – where there are mistakes which matter and mistakes that don’t. A recent trip to a bar and restaurant highlighted the difference for me. Continue reading