- Laura Diaz
- Omaha, NE
- United States
Educator, Omaha Public Schools
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Do you think certain dialects or accents are stereotyped as less intelligent and if so does it hinder professional career choices?
As time passes, particularly idiomatic phrases tend to shake the classification of slang and fall by the wayside into the realm of "normal." .For example, the expression "Okay" is a slang term originating in 1840. "Okay has traveled the globe and become "acceptable" vernacular world wide. However, the actress Emma Thompson has spoken out against the use of sloppy language and certain accent dialects
saying that people who did not speak properly made her feel "insane". Do you agree?