Sheffield School Bans TXT Speak

By Jon Partridge on at

A school in Sheffield has become the front line in the war to defend the Queen’s English after banning teenagers from using slang or text speak on school premises, instead, urging them to speak proper like.

Sheffield's Springs Academy has decided to steer students away from their phone-inspired speech, toward more verbose and pronounced English in an attempt to bolster their future career aspirations. Of course, to ban slang, you need to know what it is -- and I'm pretty sure that teachers at the school are not exactly up to date on the latest lingo, let alone know what a Tweet or Poke is. Woteva. [Metro]

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