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Letter: Mailbag - Loss of language.

Byline: DENNIS R FISHER

IS it just an indication of my increasing age and grumpiness or do other readers abhor the words, phrases, voice inflections and body language which younger people adopt in their quest to appear "uber" cool.

Part of their endeavours to emulate talentless, foulmouthed, cokehead "celebrities" I suppose.

A few examples: End of; 24/7; Full on; It sucks; Diss me; Sarnie; Hi Babes; At yours; Fessing up; Laters; How - is that?; Minging; No brainer; A big ask; He's like - Awesome; Fashionista; What's not to like?; That is so yesterday; Doing my head in; Stuff; Sorted; All the goss.

Ugh; pass the sick bag please!

I realise that language naturally changes and evolves over time, but we are now beginning to sound like a nation of infantile losers and potato heads. Such a pity when the English language is already so rich in range and diversity and much adopted and spoken in other countries.

DENNIS R FISHER Almondbury
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jun 25, 2008
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