domingo, 20 de octubre de 2013

The Use of English

Harris Academy  in London  has introduced new rules on the use of slang: they have banned the use of some slang words frequently used by their students in order to improve standards of English. Have a look at the banned words:

In case you are wondering what these words mean, here´s an explanation for some of them:


Coz - short for 'because'. As in 'Care is required in handling elemental sodium coz it generates flammable hydrogen and caustic sodium hydroxide upon contact with water'.
Like - Often used erroneously in sentences. American in origin. For example: 'School dinner was, like, lasagna'.
Bare - Very, a lot of. For example: 'Shakespeare had bare influence on the English language'.
Extra - pointless, stupid, weird or just plain dumb. 'Kafka's novella The Metamorphosis is extra'.
Innit - Isn't it? As in: 'The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans, innit

Read more about this here

Are you interested in learning a little bit more about British slang? Click here

Note: meaning of "academy" according to the Wikipedia:  In the English state education system, an academy is a school directly funded by central government (specifically, the Department for Education) and independent of direct control by local government in England 

Idea for the post taken from The English Blog

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