Jack Lynch on (correct) usage

Reading Jack Lynch’s The Lexicographer’s Dilemma (2009), I (re)discovered his usage guide, called The English Language: A User’s Guide, originally published in 2008. I then also found his very useful alphabetically arranged website (called Guide to Grammar and Style), filled with usage advice: a wonderful online resource. I checked it for the split infinitive of course, and found that it also lists “the new like” (so yes, I suppose that means this really is a usage problem).

But I also noticed that the website was “last revised 28 January 2011”. Jack, haven’t you heard about the HUGE database yet?

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