Croydon school issues list of banned words: Coz they are like well dickish, innit
TO Upper Norwood’s Harris Academy, where the language police are in full cry. The Croydon Guardian reports that any students using any number of these offending terms will be “corrected”. We’d suppose correction will be a shot to the back of the head but with austerity budgets such as they are a hoe should suffice.
Banned words are: COZ, Aint, Like, Bare, Extra, Innit, Uou Woz. We Woz and ending sentences with Yeah. Literally, You get me and sayin’ are well safe.
The school’s mouthpiece says:.
“In addition to giving students the teaching they need to thrive academically, we want them to develop the soft skills they will need to compete for jobs and university places. This particular initiative is just one of the many ways in which we are building the vocabulary of our students and giving them the skills they need to express themselves confidently and appropriately for a variety of audiences.”
Nothing builds a vocab faster than banning words.