By Leslie Dunkling

ISBN-10: 0203191951

ISBN-13: 9780203191958

ISBN-10: 0203331206

ISBN-13: 9780203331200

ISBN-10: 0415007615

ISBN-13: 9780415007610

Why are audio system of English continually calling one another names? This e-book is in the event you are looking to discover the phrases of tackle utilized in English. provided in a hugely readable shape, it presents a consultant to utilization and lots more and plenty to entertain.

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He is knocked to the floor for his pains. < previous page page_31 next page > < previous page page_32 next page > Page 32 Name-calling in many a school playground must often end in a physical battle. In 1974 a British workman called a West Indian colleague ‘Sambo’, and had time to reflect on the wisdom of doing so as he lay in a hospital bed. A judge later ruled that his use of ‘Sambo’ had not merited such a violent reaction. I was interested to read of another court case concerned with manner of address which occurred in 1976.

Others give no linguistic signals of any kind that would enable a listener to identify them as homosexual. Terms of address used to homosexual men can vary, if the speaker is male, according to whether he is heterosexual or is himself homosexual. In the former case the term used may comment on the hearer’s homosexuality in an insulting way. Fag, faggot, pouff, homo, queer, nelly, punk, poofter, queen, sissy, and fruitcake were terms that occurred vocatively in the corpus. ‘Gay’ was not used as a term of address.

The anyone in this instance refers to two young people who have just entered the room, the speaker and the vicar being there already. ‘Anyone’ could have become ‘anybody’, or for that matter, ‘either of you’. Perhaps the latter term was not selected because the speaker was indirectly addressing the vicar as well, warning him not to ask awkward questions. ’ In these examples ‘anyone’ is a collective term of address, in spite of its singular appearance. In each case the reference is clearly to more than one person.

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