Thursday, August 04, 2005

Dick and Dom destroy kids' lives!

A report in last week's Independent confirms the worst fears of parents across the country: Dick and Dom in da Bungalow is indeed the work of the dark lord, Satan. Or at least that's how it appears to 76 year-old Joyce Watts, of non-striking (and slightly loony, right wing) teachers' union, the P.A.T.!

According to the Mrs Watts, "Presenters who say "yeah" instead of "yes" and "nar" instead of "no" throughout children's favourite programmes make it much harder for teachers and parents to enforce the correct pronunciation"

And just to show how in touch with the times she is, Watts goes on
argue that "The pendulum has swung from the BBC English of the Fifties ... and we have seen a growth in the incorrect use of grammar. Today's heroes are Rodney and Del - a far-flung distance from the morality and language of Dixon of Dock Green. Many of our films, current affairs programmes and even some documentaries use the F word before the 9pm

Read the full article here for the true horror of these dinosaurs' ramblings

Black British English vs MLE

The latest episode of Lexis is out and it features an interview with Ife Thompson about lots of issues connected to Black British English, i...