Inclusive language i. It is also something that everyday speakers are taking into consideration. Many people are careful to make sure terms that exclude or demean certain groups of people e. In my opinion, the answer to both of these questions is yes. This past week, a long-term subscriber wrote in to say she is no longer comfortable teaching this phrase after learning the origin of it.
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Its origins in American English appear to be an imitation of broken or pidgin English ,  and despite its ungrammaticality, it is widely accepted as a fixed expression. The phrase is a multiword expression that cannot be explained by the usual rules of English grammar due to the irregular syntax. The lexicographer Eric Partridge notes that the phrase is akin to " no can do " and " chop chop ".