School Bans Slang Terms Including "You Woz" and "Innit"

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Innit a shame? The Harris Academy, a school in south London, UK, has forbidden its students from using certain words and phrases while at school. The purpose of the new rule is to teach children to use proper English so that they may be ready to work and interact in professional environments.

David Lammy, a member of Parliament for a nearby constituency, defended the rule. He expressed regret only that “sup blood” wasn’t included on the list.

What does “bare” mean? Apparently not that something lacks covering. Rather, it means, according to the Daily Mail, “very, a lot of.” Extra means “pointless, stupid, weird or just plain dumb.”

-via Dave Barry

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The one that bothers me in interviews is "I mean." It seems like every response you hear in an interview starts with that. Not sure if that's happening in the UK though.
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