We've been tasked with interviewing John McWhorter. It's not that big an ask, and he literally will not be here in person.
Do those first two sentences remind you of how CONSTANTLY our language changes? And that we're not always happy about the changes?
That's what John McWhorter writes about, in his book Words on the Move: Why English Won't--and Can't--Sit Still (Like, Literally).
He points out the ways in which English is already different from what previous generations spoke.