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  • Cheers, rendered properly

In Illinois we worry about Asian carp, but it’s another spectre—sorry, specter—that haunts the east coast. The Times‘s Alex Williams reported yesterday on the creep of British English into the colonial vernacular, an invasion he sees as originating with New York City media elites, who become the subject of articles by other New York City media elites and, in that way, make it socially acceptable for themselves to describe nice things as “brilliant.” Also elites of other backgrounds: comments Euan Rellie, a “socially prominent British-born finance executive,” “I’m getting sick of my investment banking clients saying ‘cheers’ to me.” You know what, bro? Me too.