This usage is slowly killing me, one miserable brain cell at a time, as my neurons commit ritual suicide each time their little synapses detect it’s utterance.
But, am I wrong in saying that it is an abuse of grammar? The normal references are eerily silent on the subject. Here’s an illustration:
“Is this good grammar anymore?” – The ‘anymore’ seems tacked on as an afterthought; an odd juxtaposition perhaps more akin to a verbal burp than a figure of speech, ya know? Compare to:
“Does anyone use good grammar anymore?” - Now that sounds better. My grey cells can rest easy. ‘Anymore’ here is clearly modifying the query slightly, indicating a demarcation in time.
Anyone care to wade in with a definitive answer?