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Wednesday, 06 May 2015


Should colloquialisms be banned from schools to promote "proper" English?

Yes (63%)
No (37%)

Total Vote Count 110

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There isn't, nor has there ever been, such a thing as "proper" English. One of the glories of our language is its diversity, from the creoles and patois, to jargon and business speak, to babytalk and streetwise chat, to the many accents and dialects spoken in so many countries round the world. Any attempt to restrict the sort of language spoken [and Prince Charles in the 1980s suggested playground assistants stopped children talking slang] is doomed to failure. It is a task that is, thankfully, impossible!

Posted by Ron C on 8 February 2013 at 12:34

While everyone should be taught to speak and more importantly write standard english. We should also be pround and not be made ashamed to speak our dialects. Language is forever changing it's not static.

Posted by Ian on 8 February 2013 at 01:33

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