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Hi,
In 6SS some words are banned (awesome, like.., dude etc). I don’t really think those words should be banned. I think that people should use the words they want as long as they are not rude or disrespectful. Every generation always says how bad the youth of today is. They always say that they should not do this and not do that. Here is a quote from 2400 years ago.

“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.” Socrates.

Socrates sounds like that grumpy old man in your neighbourhood.

What do you think? Do you think words should be banned or do you think the youth of today should be allowed to use their own words?

Caitie

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Categories: Cool, How the world works
  1. daniel
    November 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I totally agree with you because Awesome, dude, totally and like should be allow to say. You know how they say this generation is rude and kinda bad. But in the same time we are the future.

  2. November 10, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I agree with you Caitie, we shouldn’t be banned from words such as Dude and Awesome but sometimes, it gets annoying when it goes overboard. Still, we should enjoy being young and after all, that’s what the youth are known for now a days. 🙂

    • November 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      I agree with you Andrea.

  3. November 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I agree with you, those words should not b banned because we canuse these words in a nice way.

  4. November 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I agree with all of you we should be able to use them, but only a few times!
    Billy

  5. 19vint
    November 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I agree with you that they should not be banned, and that they should not be used in a rude and disrespectful way, but it can get annoying when people are always saying it! Socrates was not a grumpy old man. He was one of the greatest thinkers of the ancient Mediterranean world. Some of his students include Plato, Aristotle and Xenophon. He is credited of one of the founders of the Western Philosophy. His approach to problems (the Socratic Method) influenced the creation of today’s modern scientific method, in which hypothesis is the first stage. To solve a problem, it would be broken down into a series of questions, the answers to which gradually distill the answer a person would seek. Search it up on Wikipedia.

    Vin

    • November 11, 2011 at 6:19 am

      I know Socrates said some awesome stuff but he sure sounds like a grumpy old man.

  6. yasmin
    November 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I agree with you caitie, Mr.Sam shouldnt bann those words.

    • November 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

      Can you explain why you think that?

  7. November 11, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for starting this debate on the Blog, Caitie – it’s awesome to be able to talk about these things with students.

    I think you’re confusing being young with having a poor vocabulary. There are many young people – including you – who have amazing vocabularies and can express themselves incredibly well. However, there are many people growing up now who have very limited vocabularies and just repeat the same words over and over. I’m afraid, this does make them sound “stupid” as they can not express themselves clearly or in an interesting way. When you listen to people (and it is not just young people) saying “like” over and over again and with the wrong meaning it can get very painful!!! It becomes a habit, and it affects how people perceive you and whether they will actually bother to listen to you at all!

    Watch this video of David Beckham and listen to how many times he says “you know”. There are many English footballers who have this habit and, I’m afraid, it makes them sound much less intelligent or interesting – even though they are so talented in their sport.

  8. November 11, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Oh, one more thing. Socrates is actually correct. Young people, unless they learn about manners and wisdom from their elders, can behave absolutely atrociously. Sorry, that is the truth. Yes, enjoy being young, as Andrea says, but also enjoy growing up.

    There is a problem when kids start thinking they know better than adults. Of course, there are many kids who are more intelligent than a lot of adults!!! However, we learn a huge amount from experience. I look back at myself as a kid, or even a young adult and am quite embarrassed of things I did, said or believed.

    Somettimes, though, we only really learn through our mistakes. The adults around us just want to make sure we don’t make mistakes that could ruin our lives.

  9. Gina
    November 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I think those word can be used sometime.

  10. Hannah
    November 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I think that these words can sometimes be used but not in every sentence because then it will just get annoying, but using them sometimes is okay. I also think that when you grow up you gain probably the most wisdom, so parents and teachers should not tell you what do to ALL the time, they should let you make some mistakes, but stop you if you go to far. My dad had experiences and he told me all the consequences he had to face face, and told me the wonderful feeling of when you accomplish something.

    P.S
    I wonder why the boys who say these words the most haven’t commented on this post.

    Hannah

  11. November 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    We shouldn’t ban them but we should know when to use them, or else it gets really BORING when someone says: “Like, like, like, like..” becuase then no one will listen to you, and we shouldn’t use the word “like” always to fill up a sentence, but this is pretty normal becuase as we grow up we will understand stop using it so much.

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