There are three things I wish for American to adopt:
- The metric system
- Japanese toilets
- Logical punctuation
The first two are perhaps a bit too much for the average American to adjust too. However the last on the list, logical punctuation, specifically logical quotes, is something that I we can have. Only those sitting in the ivory tower of academia and the editorial rooms of the major publishers that are holding us back. Why should we be accepting of the definitions of “right” and “wrong” about our language by those who have vested interest to hold back change? We should not accept it, especially when the linguistic progress is pushed by logic over aesthetics.