Politics of language: The Bean & I discuss prescriptivism

I had a casual debate today with my friend at Bean' Alive, who I've mentioned before, about language usage, and especially whether there is, or should be, an absolute 'correct' version of English.  Subsequently, she posted this post, Prescriptivism v. Descriptivism: repressive grammar is a thing.  It's a pretty cool post.  (I think it's particularly relevant that she mentions she's a Francophile, as France actually has an official organization that acts as a governing body for the language, the Académie française.)