• Language doesn't belong to grammarians, linguists, wordsmiths, writers, or editors. It belongs to the people who use it. It goes where people want it to go, and, like a balky mule, you can't make it go where it doesn't want to go.

    Rosalie Maggio, The Women's Media Center (2015). “Unspinning the Spin: The Women's Media Center Guide to Fair and Accurate Language”, p.30, Open Road Media