My wife was watching the Wicked Witch of TV, Judge Judy. I usually avoid her since I get aggravated watching a multi-millionaire celebrity castigating people down on their luck for their failure to “work more jobs” as if it was that easy.
But what irritates me the most is the way she has appointed herself Chief Grammar Poloce authority. Today a defendant answered her question with “Yeah”, which brought an immediate rebuke “You mean ‘Yes”, in a demeaning manner. But almost one sentence later the plaintiff, a woman, used the same word in her answer but suffered no correction.
I would bow to Judy’s legal knowledge, but does she have the authority to demand only certain words be used in her “courtroom” (which is at best a mediator’s chambers) and to render perfectly acceptable, if slightly illiterate, syn for "Yes" out-of-bounds around her?This message has been edited. Last edited by: <Proofreader>,