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Just wondering what our Grandparents thought about the way we speak and how we yes we helped to destroy the English Language all our kids are doing now is carrying on where we left off... f and blinding is now seen as an acceptable form of expressing oneself now days...

 

Lets be honest how many people actually speak the proper English of England(yes it was supposed to be written like that)

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Whilst there has been and is, a process of evolution in any language; it seems every invented slang word is now being adopted into the dictionary. As for "strong" language, it's actually "weak" and foul language, resorted to by the lazy and inarticulate, and not something for TV progs to regurgitate imo.

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Just wondering what our Grandparents thought about the way we speak and how we yes we helped to destroy the English Language all our kids are doing now is carrying on where we left off... f and blinding is now seen as an acceptable form of expressing oneself now days...

 

Lets be honest how many people actually speak the proper English of England(yes it was supposed to be written like that)

Steve what is 'the proper English' is it the Queens English, BBC English, English as taught in schools with a regional dialect or is it English as spoken in Elizabethen England as spoken and penned by William Shakespear, my two sets of great grandparents were from different parts of England, one from Walsall and the other from Ormskirk and my father said they were all difficult to understand as for F***ing and Blinding I certainly don't condone the use of it in public however the nobility used it frequently and still do!.

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The main support for sustaining a "national" common language is the broadcasting media; hence the oft reference to the received pronunciation of the BBC. Without such a common standard, slang and dialects would reappear to the point where (over generations) parts of the Country wouldn't understand each other. Therefore, the broadcasting media carries imo, a huge responsibility as a guardian of standards, rather than adopting trends in slang or foul language.

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