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by Glenn R. Geist
Listen up here. I have directed my Generals to come up with a plan to get rid of this within 30 days. It’s going to be gone, believe me. We’re never going to hear this again.
In English, and we are speaking English, aren’t we, Optics is “the scientific study of sight and the behavior of light, or the properties of transmission and deflection of other forms of radiation.” “Appearances” are the way things look, whether or not you’re using optics to look at them.
Frankly, people who think they’re being cute or erudite or educated by doing this have the *appearance of stupidity even if their optics are made by Zeiss or Nikon. Yes, I know the fake educational establishment in the US exists only to confirm solecisms and malapropisms as soon as they appear, but we’re getting rid of them: We’re going to have great grammar. It’s going to be fantastic.