Don’t come towards me. I’m not okay.
When did okay stop being a word? Every spellcheck in every application I use now tells me okay is not a word. OK is a word. But OK is an acronym for okay. Isn’t it? Or was I brought up wrong?
When did towards stop being a word? The checkers will accept toward, but not towards. So I cowardly give in and have eradicated (that’s a word, isn’t it?) towards from my vocabulary. Still, toward doesn’t feel right.
I wonder how many other words I use that mark me as being from a certain era, place, culture, and socioeconomic background. I am only now aware that I write with an accent.