No matter how hard we attempt to dominate it, administer rules, create governing bodies, language evolves and developes with complete disrespect for all authority.
The Economist (12th March, 2011) has a review of “The Language Wars: A History of Proper English”. The book traces attempts at “controlling” or regularising use of English (or English in Use as Cambridge might claim). The article concludes: “Words have always been dangerous: Hamlet promises to speak daggers to his mother Gertrude. But the record suggests that living languages are not in the end controllable. No way, no day.” Full review here: http://tinyurl.com/6cg2j3z