Today's letter: Speaking plainly

Last updated 12:00 02/11/2012

Relevant offers

OPINION: I was delighted to see in the Southland Times (October 31) that someone has done something about the deterioration in our speech standards and I congratulate the new authors for their attempt to change some of the decline through their recent books.

Responsible parents would do well to ask whether these books are in use with their children in our local schools.

In recent times, we have seen on television numerous matches in the ITM Cup in rugby and heard the commentators.

I heard of matches between "Cannerbree" and "Bayerplenny", to say nothing of "Cow Knees an wotappened in the seggunarf". The "continooty" needed for a "twenny-poinner" was amazing "an the refzappy!"

(I kid you not - and I believe they are actually paid to speak like that.)

All power to those who work for improvements. It can only be good.
JILLIAN FAVEL
Roxburgh

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should a new site be found for Invercargill's second McDonalds?

Yes - the PHO has good reasons to object

No - it doesn't matter where it gets built

Vote Result

Related story: McDonald's location opposed

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content