Like most linguists today, I’m not a prescriptivist, so you won’t hear me moan about people using split infinitives, beginning a sentence with and, or ending it with a preposition. However, I can’t resist having a go at the Vote Leave campaign. Vote Leave? Yes, that’s what this eurosceptic pro-Brexit group calls itself. Like I say, I’m an easy-going tolerant linguist, but that name is, well, ungrammatical. It is perhaps just about possible to interpret the name as Vote ‘Leave’, i.e. vote by ticking the box ‘leave’, in the same way that you can say Vote No, but somehow for me Vote Leave doesn’t work.