I love stories like this.
From Japan Today:
A government panel on the Japanese language proposed Wednesday setting up the nation’s first guidelines on the use of the honorific and polite form of speech to counter its widespread misuse.
It would be interesting to study just how long keigo has been used in its current form. Many times, agencies advocating the regulation of language are blissfully unaware of language change. (It would also be interesting to study how and why keigo is being “misused”.)
I was also amused by a comment on the article.
Well, yes, it does “elvole”.