I wonder. They probably won’t bother to read it at all if they would need a glossary because it would be “too difficult”. (And they might prefer Against the Fall of Night, too.)
This morning I heard the sentence
“Transgender coloured women are being killed in the southern states at an extortionate rate.”
I think I probably know what the speaker meant by it, but part of me was glad that probably very few people would be able to afford to have it done.
What word does anyone suppose he was trying to think of?
I think I’ve worked out the reason for which I find the misuse of words so appalling at a sort of gut level: it is because I am increasingly having difficulty remembering the right word, whilst knowing that it exists. That is why I find people using a wrong word with apparent blithe confidence even more annoying than I used to. I fear that I may start to do it too, and nobody will notice, not even me. It’s a sort of hideous vision of unsanity.