The English Language
From time to time I like to have a little moan.
Today it is all about the the poor use of the English language. In fact I would go as far as to say that the English language is being ruined.
When you hear people speak and especially the young it is apparent that they are no longer being educated to use English in the correct way. This is concerning as the UK Government are continually declaring that schools are getting record results in examination passes. How can that be when many just cannot no longer spell but also use words completely out of context?
How many times do you use the word ‘like’ in a sentence? If you listen to many people now and you will hear it 2 or 3 times! A typical example would be, “Well I like went to Bristol cos I like wanted to go shopping like.” I wonder how many marks they got in their exams?
Good Education and the English Language
In my opinion good education begins with teaching young people how to read, write and speak well. It enables them to grasp other things better both during their education and later in life. The attitude now seems to be don’t worry about how something should be spelled or if the grammar is not right or even if the right word is not used. Mark it up as a pass! We are going to end up with a nation of people that cannot understand each other properly.
Back to the English Language
Surely now is the time for the education authorities to get back to the real basics. Let’s get back to using the English language with all its richness in a proper way.