And here we are.
I was pondering this just yesterday. I’m not sure that people have less intellectual capacity, but they certainly seem to be less educated. And THAT is indeed getting worse for undoubtedly complex reasons, but among the chief of these I would have to place rising costs of a higher education. What happens in elementary education, I don’t know, but the “dumbing down” started decades ago when I did know. Less and less emphasis on grammar, which doesn’t sound like such a bad thing until you realize that complex language goes hand in hand with higher thinking. Twitter is an apt name for what passes for communication these days. Soon we will be back to grunting and clobbering each other with sticks. Along the way, we will have our blood sports. Right Hillary?
....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.