[lg policy] Re: 'Like', 'innit' and 'bare' among slang words banned in school by Harris Academy Upper Norwood
dave.sayers at CANTAB.NET
Wed Oct 16 17:59:20 UTC 2013
Ah... I forgot to include the link to the actual news story. Here it is:
Dr. Dave Sayers
Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University, UK
Visiting Lecturer (2013-14), Dept English, University of Turku, Finland
dave.sayers at cantab.net
On 16/10/2013 08:33, Dave Sayers wrote:
> "The list which also includes "coz", "aint", "extra" "you woz" and "we woz", was
> implemented by Mr Everitt who took charge of the newly opened academy in September.
> As part of the initiative students are also unable to begin sentences with
> "basically" and end sentences with "yeah"."
> I get the feeling this might just descend to nagging and coercion. This sounds like a
> job for... linguists! Anyone?
> Dr. Dave Sayers
> Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University, UK
> Visiting Lecturer (2013-14), Dept English, University of Turku, Finland
> dave.sayers at cantab.net
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