(1) The ritual preamble of meaningless 'fillers' used by so many of those who chatter "to Camera" before they feel adequately fuelled up to make substantive utterance gets ever more excruciatingly long. I heard, a few evenings ago, the following. I am not making this up.
Six words before intelligible communication was even attempted! Is this a record?
[The Apostate Bishop in C S Lewis's The Great Divorce began one of his replies with"Well, really, you know"; the book is dated 1946. In 1932, Peter Wimsey said "Well, really, don't you know", but he was masquerading as a Silly Ass.]
(2) A singular noun with a dependent genitive plural seems nowadays invariably to attract a plural verb:
"The presence of antibodies don't guarantee immunity ...".
"The number of deaths are low ..."
(3) The glottal stop seems to have migrated from 'Estuary English' and to be spreading, virus-like, in every patois. I can't remember when I last heard the word Communi:y pronounced with an audible t. Except by North Americans, God bless them, who say (what strikes an English ear as) Communiddy!
(4) Has "Universal Education" achieved anything other than irritating logorrhea among the intellectually challenged?