After having your thread splattered with GDG, not sure it will get back to your beginning, Keith. But to proffer some additional info to what you have pointed to, here's something from across the pond that illustrates we aren't the only lunatics on the globe.
I recall when the PC movement began. It was so ludicrous we just figured it was a silly fad. Then the Ebonics was added to the mix. Guess the jokes on us...any sane logical thinking person that thought this would go away like racoon coats and spats.