Requiem for Whom

I read a couple of interesting articles regarding whom. One is from The Atlantic:

For Whom the Bell Tolls — The inexorable decline of America‚Äôs least favorite pronoun

Be sure to read the comments, and watch the battle royal for grammatical supremacy! I really like this comment by Jed, though:

There are no fixed rules. The process resembles biological evolution: it never stops, it has no final goal or purpose, it is caused by random variation, and you cannot predict where it will lead.

While this could cause one to fall into apathy (because “it’s all random so who cares!”), I see it more as a call to adapt, like a bird with a big dumb beak. The second article is about the hypercorrection of whomever:

Whomever Horton hears in Whoville

So what do you think? Good riddance to whom? Or does it still serve a purpose?