I shall have another try. Things have certainly gone quite haywire with my computer. Most of my comments are being returned by bt internet for some reason. My son says it will help if I tick 'I am not a robot' but I can't find it to tick! So if anyone has any idea what is happening I would be grateful for any advice.
Once a month we have a meeting where we chat about things. This morning we chatted about accent and about the way language is evolving so quickly these days.
And I do wonder firstly - does one's accent make any difference to how one is viewed by people one meets? Is a London/Southern accent more acceptable than a Northern/Geordie/Yorkshire (the opposite I would say is true up here!)?
Should we accept slang words from children in school or should we be more interested in getting them to talk and express themselves and correct their language later on? I vividly remember when I first married my farmer his father had already stopped milking but each milking time he would go out and stand in the milking parlour watching as the farmer milked. They would chat to one another but if I went in it was as if I was listening to a foreign language - I couldn't understand a word they said. And the same would be true at Friday's Auction Mart over the canteen lunch!!