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    Bad use of a good language?

     Posted in Anger Level 3 at 20:34 on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 by Mr. Rant

    “Colloquialism, the use of informal expressions appropriate to everyday speech rather than to the formality of writing, and differing in pronunciation, vocabulary, or grammar.”

    I fully understand how colloquialism works, generally if you come from a certain part of the country you may use different phrases or words to convey a particular situation or matter, this does not excuse the butchering of the English language, the finest in the world; both Latin and the French Language are not ones to be messed around with and both form an important grounding in English.

    Coronation Street, the hub ITV’s evening entertainment and quite possibly the most annoying television programme/drama/soap that has ever existed; not forgetting of course it follows slightly behind EastEnders and daytime television as whole but it’s near the top, has never been high on my priority watching list.

    Alas, tonight I was unfortunate enough to see the whole terrifying thirty minutes of drivel. It was then I realised just how strange the country is, we condone this kind of rubbish on a daily basis and thats ok, however it may seem I don’t mind it being there, people find comfort in such things, but I must emphasise I am not one of them.

    I also understand that its important that these programmes inherit the area in which they are based, and this is fair but what I saw was horrifying. In English we use phrases which are constructed to convey a point, using the phrase; which follows does not do this, it just succeeded in confusing Mr. Rant.

    “Where you off?”

    Where you off? Where you off? What the fuck does that mean?!

    it’s not even a sentence, question or statement, it simply is complete rubbish! Learn how to compose a sentence, learn how to construct a meaningful expression please! Please don’t subject me to this mindless driveling shite, to the writers of Coronation Street:

    If you subject me to more of the crap, I will be forced to eat my own ears (no easy feat I’ll have you know!), I will not be subjected to this anymore!

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