When did people stop dying
and start passing?
When did children stop losing
hair-ribbons and start
When did verbs
such as will and shall, can and could,
would and should, all become confused?
Grammarly gives the whys and wherefores
and even tells us how.
So now I only know not when.
It was the last night of the Proms last night. As usual, Rule Britannia was sung with gusto, this time by German tenor Jonas Kauffman. I had the subtitles on, and at each repetition, I read that Britons never never never WILL be slaves, while the chorus and audience of prommers all bellowed “Britons never never never SHALL be slaves” the correct version! Shame on you BBC subtitlers!