WHATEVER HAPPENED TO "ARE"?
Have you noticed that the two words "there are" have been replaced by "there's"????
You know, the TV anchor who says "there's five cars piled up on the highway" or "there's many people concerned about this issue" instead of "there are..."???
When did "is" replace "are" in our grammar???
I'm guessing it was about the same time that "impact" became a verb.
And so, there's probably no going back... here's hoping you cringe along with me when you hear the new use of the contraction.
However, I am not giving up on my crusade to convince Black children that the word for posing a question is "ask" not "axe".
I would have made a very annoying speech teacher.