Posted on Thursday 23rd Jan 2020
Fam, imagine if man said you couldn't use words like "peng", basically and "dem tings dere" in your classroom.
Didn't understand any of that?
This might be because you were born in a different generation.
Just imagine if you were not allowed to use slang words that meant "beautiful" or "lots" when you were in school.
That is the case for some students, who are being urged to ditch slang words in lessons in order to teach them how to use formal English.
In fact, some schools have even introduced anti-slang posters and stickers, grammar police badges and word jails, where slang is written on posters with jail images.
Does that mean that pupils studying there have to tell their classmates they look "jolly well splendid" rather than a "peng ting"?
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