Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:53
Papi Jo.I had retired from the board until spring then peeking at the posting's for the last time I spotted your Policing the English as written why? Living in an area where we have five different dialects within thirty five miles and having been taught the correct way to speak and write English at High School your points are lost on me. I did well in English attaining high marks though not seeing the signs or the various hints and nods I probably missed out of getting two hundred out of a hundred. Who else i ask had a full blown kiss on the lips from the English teacher during the School play. Father was from Prudhoe, Mother brought up in North Yorkshire i was born in Durham, we are a coastal area with Ports and sea going people with a thriving immigration enhancement many from wartime as well as the new entrees, the local language is rich and at times ripe.
My point being as long as people write to each other and it is becoming a lost art with all those thumb operated machines, what matter where we miss the odd punctuation mark, some of which I learned at school I am now told are redundant. Seeing excited children in a group learning session reading books instead of i-pads at the library fills me with joy, who cares if they learn how to punctuate as long as they learn to read books again.
Reet aas ofen te getin me ganzi and aaa's upt garden, t' suns shining.
Last edited: 13 November 2016 11:55:46