Institutionalised illiteracy

March 29, 2009

You do not “arrive into”, you “arrive at”. Yet the entire British rail network seems intent on using this mangling verb construction. “The train is now arriving into Basingstoke.” Excuse me while I wail in despair.

I realise language is fluid, but come on: this is just ugly, dumb and wrong. It’s institutionalised illiteracy.

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