From CHRISTIAN TODAY:
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has vented her frustration with some of the slang terms popular with today’s youth following a recent visit to her old school, the Camden School for Girls in north London.
She told Radio Times: “We have to reinvest, I think, in the idea of articulacy as a form of personal human freedom and power.
“I went to give a talk at my old school and the girls were all doing their ‘likes’ and ‘innits?’ and ‘it ain’ts’, which drives me insane.
“I told them, ‘Just don’t do it. Because it makes you sound stupid and you’re not stupid.”‘
She argued that youngsters need to learn the occasions on which certain expressions are appropriate and when they are not.
“There is the necessity to have two languages – one that you use with your mates and the other that you need in any official capacity,” she said.
COMMENT: So it was okay for Shakespeare to use slang and invent new words but not for today’s youngsters?
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Thompson is an Oxbridge lovey, very much part of establishment. And like most of her kind, no doubt believes that she is better than the plebs who jolly well should know their place in society and, above all, do what they are darn well told by their betters.