Apropos of nothing:

  • The singular “media” (as in “we have a liberal media”) has clearly become accepted usage; indeed, I’d wager it’s more common than the plural form.
  • The phrase “one of the only” has become an idiom, commonly accepted and understood even if it doesn’t make sense when parsed.

And yet … I will never accept or use either construction. I’ll suppress my instinct to correct others, but I simply cannot adapt to these changes in the language. Does that mean I’m just old?