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 “yeah” is also considered to be too informal at the Croydon school. Continue Reading….
I have heard of foolish young adults who have contacted entertainment companies via email enquiring about job opportunities, written in slang. And then you have the fools who think its appropriate to send out press releases written entirely in slang.
But I would like to think that the majority of today’s youth have enough sense in their domes to already know that they cannot walk in to a job interview and speak in slang, or speak that way in a professional environment.
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