Discussions about proper grammar is ridiculous. The point of human language, unlike computer language, is to convey meaning, not instructions.
That's why, at times, we may be able to read a sentance with words that have almost all of the letters in the wrong place, and still understand everything. : D
Besides, languages evolve. That's how they exist in the first place, and that's why many american words use german/french/italian words that are spelled and pronounced anywhere from slightly to almost completely differently.
Anyway, proceed with the discussion.