Trying to make sense of a weird world - and maybe make it a little better
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Open to Error
"I want something that keep me on my toes..."
declares the latest televsion advertisement for
Many people have expressed alarm at the declining standard of English here in recent years, which threatens to erode Hong Kong's international competitiveness. If even our universities can't get their basic grammar correct, such fears are clearly well-founded. The question is what can we do about this situation when the institutions which should be part of the solution are part of the problem?