This AskMe seems to be raising a kerfuffle, understandably. It's a very polarized subject; perhaps worth bringing to the attention of those who don't frequent AskMe? languagehat made a quite worthwhile comment.
Scuse the fuck outta me - (*)'s. Naw jon, you're just a bit of a douche. bardic, tell your mom I said thanks.. I submit that our experiment in civility and conversation is failing. And yeah, I'm part of the problem.