Day: October 16, 2013

UK NEWS: SCHOOL BANS SLANG TO IMPROVE STUDENTS SPEECH / DAVID LAMMY MP AGREES WITH BAN

Via BBC News Slang such as “ain’t”, “innit” and “coz” has been banned from a school in south London to try to help students find future employment. Harris Academy Upper Norwood said it implemented the initiative to allow its students to “express themselves confidently and appropriately”. Pupils heard using “informal language” will be asked to “reflect” on it. Other banned words include “like”, “bare” and “extra” and the phrases “you woz” and “we woz”. Starting sentences with “basically” and ending them with []