Natural and stilted English? Are those technical terms? Is one supposed to be correct and the other not?
And what about: I’m sleeping in that room.
or: That’s the room where I’m sleeping.
Language does evolve, but rules must be followed. Rules are built around a growing language.
Is there anything that you feel is “wrong” in English? You can’t say that one “50-year-old rule” is bunk and at the same time say that some of the other rules are acceptable. Are you saying that the rules that you choose to follow are valid, but the ones that you personally feel are outdated are not valid?
Just because you have become used to using poor grammar does not mean that it has become acceptable to the public.
The word “seen” has been popularized in the following manner: I seen him yesterday.
Some old grammar book says that this is wrong, but so many people use it these days that we should accept it, right?
You ain’t one of them English teachers, is you?