According to Wilson Watson, a recently retired college professor, it may be too late. During his 35 years of teaching, he began to collect sentences used by his native speaking students. His archive includes some humorous misstatements and malapropisms, such as:
- Some people use bad language and is not even aware of the fact.
- Romeo and Juliet exchanged their vowels.
- A very good thing for your health is the Arabic exercise.
- My brother and I took a fairy across to Martha's Vineyard.