How much do you reveal about your level of education when you open your mouth? A lot.
It's not only what you say, but of course, it's how you say it.
Like proper manners, proper English speaks volumes -- far more than you can imagine.
When you blow a simple phrase, you risk losing the respect of the person or people listening to you; you scratch your status ever so slightly; and if the person you're speaking to cares a whit about the English language, you may have damaged the relationship more than you know.
Nobody likes to talk about this because these days, it's so incredibly un-PC. We like to pretend that we're all just fine with however someone speaks...but the fact is, that's just not the case.
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