Basically, tings is getting bare random with this kind of shizzle, yeah?
In another (futile) attempt to control behaviour in a school - and language is clearly a powerful type of behaviour - the Harris Academy in Croydon has tried to implement a "slang ban".
The BBC covered it here, the Daily Mail here and The Guardian here. It was also discussed by the linguist Paul Kerswill on today's World At One (start listening after 13.30 to hear it).
We've gone over the arguments about this kind of ban on several occasions on this blog - first in London, then in Manchester, then Sheffield, and finally in Middlesbrough - so there's not much else to add.
Edited on 17.10.13 to correct Guardian link and add Guardian Comment is Free link to Will Coldwell article
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Another slang ban attempted
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