Rev. Denial, you REALLY are in denial!!! In case you’ve been living under a rock somewhere for most of your life, you should know that the English language is living and changing all the time. You are showing just how much of an “old fogey” you are in your distaste for the unusual that pops up in your life. On top of that, you ARE on a writing forum, which allows exceptions to everyday writing for the sake of expression. I am about your age and I learned that in English classes in school. Where were you?
You need to get off of your self-centered high horse and truly communicate if you want to be on this site and have your presence mean anything. Your meanness is not appreciated by anyone.