Despite all that rubbish from linguists and lexicographers and other lax thinkers, we know perfectly well that there is an English, a Platonically perfect form of the language which so many in our shadowy cave-bound world mutilate.
We also know, or at least sense, that there was once a time before our current degenerate era when that perfect English held sway, before the Young People defaced the language. It was a time when everyone wrote in impeccably grammatical English and spoke in Received Pronunciation. It was a time when children obeyed their elders. It was a time when women and blacks and homosexuals knew their place (out of sight and out of mind).