Questions of Fluency in Brazilian Portuguese

Something that comes up a lot in discussions about langauge is the argument between using the language as people actually speak it (with short cuts, slang, the “eating” of letters, etc) or using it more like the way one is taught to write it (properly, following all the rules, no matter if no one else actually follows them too). In linguisitics, it’s known as descriptivism and prescriptivism, respectively.