(Written on 13 Dec 2009)
Dear All,
Should we become hysterical about the use of historical? The attached is from the front page of the Weekend Argus Travel Supplement, 12/13 Dec 2009.
Here’s what Fowler has to say: Historic(al) The differentiation between the two forms has reached a stage at which it may be fairly said that the use of one in the sense expressed by the other is a definite backsliding.