Originally Posted by Guise
Not to pick nits, but "anymore" is an accepted word in (American) English. I assume you're from the Australian oldschool. Yes, I realize this isn't a word usage forum but wanted to make that distinction.
Although both anymore and any more are found in written use, in the 20th century anymore is the more common styling. Anymore is regularly used in negative <no one can be natural anymore — May Sarton>, interrogative <do you read much anymore?>, and conditional <if you do that anymore, I'll leave> contexts and in certain positive constructions <the Washingtonian is too sophisticated to believe anymore in solutions — Russell Baker>.
All that goes to show is that when enough people use a word incorrectly, for a long enough time, it eventually becomes accepted as the norm or a valid variant. Presumably because it is simpler to do so than battle mass ignorance.
constantly evolving, and I do not mean to imply that it should remain static, but causes of its evolution can and should be closely examined as by far not all are equally valid or justified.
Up untill less than a century ago, language and its evolution were relatively safe, as the "unwashed masses" were largely illiterate and cared little about it. These days they care just as little, but have been educated enough to be in the position to affect its course. (Though not enough to understand the difference between "your" and "you're.)