Linguistic advice from 1945

(found on "The Boys and Girls Page" distributed by the NEA Service, 1945)
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jul 24, 2013
     Category: 1940s | Slang

Well, like, you know, like this stuff is like, well, you know, good, like news, you know? 'Cause, like it's, like, not really nice, you know, to, like, use @#@#[email protected]@#$ing slang all the @#[email protected]#[email protected]#ing time, Dog.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/24/13 at 09:47 AM
They have nothing compared to some Austrilian teens:
Posted by BMN on 07/24/13 at 10:31 AM
Try telling this to the "ebonics" advocacy crowd. They see nothing wrong with a slang subset that makes the user sound incomprehensible. And they claim that we English speakers must adapt.
Posted by KDP on 07/24/13 at 11:57 AM
Fascinating RTcL. Itz so QL. I 1dr f there's NEthing thus 2day.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 07/24/13 at 05:57 PM
Ebonics was an attept to get ESL funds for an underfunded primarily African American school. They trying to get more money for the students but did it badly
Posted by WMccreery on 07/25/13 at 01:42 PM
Interesting how, as usual, all these expressions are now either unexceptionable or gone.

"They trying to get money." You trying to talk AAVE?

The real point of Ebonics was to teach "standard English" by first pointing out that AAVE (I refuse to say "Ebonics") has just as consistent a grammar as prestige dialect (to give *it* its accurate name). It was a good idea, as any linguist will tell you, but it foundered on the silliness of the name and general incomprehension.
Posted by Rodger on 07/27/13 at 12:49 PM
I passed my "History" clases in grade school:...BUT...

Some king in england decreed that the peasant / defendant should hear the charges against be read in english. NOT the latin used by laywers.
Nuff said
Posted by BMNI on 07/27/13 at 10:57 PM
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