It was once said that the English language is one of the hardest languages to learn because it is so complex. There are so many meanings to words and rules with exceptions, how can one keep up? Thankfully, we have all used at one point or another in our lives something called the dictionary. What happens when slang words are debated about being included in this handheld wonder?
Slang is being used these days by the young and the old like never before. Within the past ten to fifteen years debates by dictionary publishers have questioned if slang words should be included as a part of the English vocabulary.
In simple terms, a dictionary is a reference guild to give us meaning and pronunciation of words in our language. It is used to help with writing, diction, and understanding the translations of text. Every year a small number of words are added to the dictionary due to a procedure that vocabulary must go through to be worthy of being printed. Out of hundreds of terms that are discovered, only five may make it in the final picks! So if much work goes into making the dictionary sophisticated, then why bring slang into it?
Oxford English Dictionary publisherâ€™s have reasoned that if slang has become more common then ever, putting those terminologies in the dictionary will only enhance they language by showing more versatility and culture. It is by no means to downgrade the English language what so ever! Meanwhile, in leaders in the higher learning education sector believe that it will only complicate the language even further! Slang is a â€œlazyâ€ form of speaking and if people implement that way of speech, then how will individuals grow to be respected. Schools work very hard to teach children the proper way of speaking and if this is tolerated, then where are the lines drawn for boundaries?