I'm probably a self-confessed grammar Nazi and cringe when the language is abused.
For example, it's very common to hear people say 'He's hating on that game..', instead of 'He hates that game...'
Is it possible to hate on something or to love on someone? I don't get it.
The same with would of and could of, instead of would have and could have. This particular erroneous usage is so prevalent nowadays, that I can't help but step in and correct the miscreants with a good slapping. It really is that irritating.
However, one has to understand that the Internet has added to the English vocabulary in many different ways and it's all a question of context and I suppose at my age I tend towards the holier than thou when it comes to the English language, but must realise that it's constantly evolving. But much of that evolution is a question of context, surely?
And talking of context, I've noticed that some British TV shows now have the British actors talking in American English, presumably so that when the producers sell the show across the Atlantic, it can be more readily understood.
That's just an assumption, mind you, but surely the whole point of a regional show is to be just that - regional. For example, bloke is now replaced by guy, I'm fine is now replaced by I'm good and dying is now passing. i.e, he passed. He passed what,ffs?
And let's not even mention I guess, awesome and gotten.
Here's a fabulous article on how the Internet has changed the English language, putting much of those changes/additions into sharp focus. It's also very amusing.
And here's another one written by Hephzibah Anderson and how American English is gobbling up British English.