Concerning the article, (link above) I have noticed, primarily in speech, the common misuse of irregular verbs.
I’ve frequently detected newscasters misusing the verb, come by saying, they would have came or they had came. Another common misused irregular verb is go, went, gone. I frequently hear, I could have went there, which grates on my nerves. I understand that some dictionaries note that using went, as the past participle is a nonstandard usage. Also, the past participle of drink as in, I had drunk, is commonly used in the simple past tense.
It seems that more people are regularizing irregular verbs. It also seems that fewer people can properly conjugate irregular verbs. I rarely hear anyone using the past participle of lie correctly. I had lain on the couch for a minute. Has lain become obsolete in common speech?
Regularization of irregular verbs doesn’t pain me as much as their demise; I’m just a sentimental traditionalist.