I’m not a fan of the animated words. Seen enough of that in the past couple of years to last me a lifetime. But what Fry says in this video is certainly thought-provoking. As a confessed member (in good standing, I might add) of the Grammar Police myself, I’m a bit chastened. However—and this is something Fry and his ilk never seem to address—before you go around breaking rules, oughtn’t you first know those rules?
Fry’s elitism (“semi-educated”) grates, and his defense of “actioning” is simply deplorable. But it’s well worth a listen anyway.