Problem

Verbal ugliness

Other Names:
Linguistic sloppiness
Nature:

Educated individuals are no longer immune to the trappings of linguistic error and verbal ugliness. Particularly in the last few decades, educational systems have experienced a de-emphasis on grammatical rules and bylines of expression. Consequently students may learn to express themselves by using the first words that come to mind, and not those that are most lucid. Such linguistic carelessness may find its way through the mouths of journalists, teachers and politicians, only to reinforce and proliferate verbal errors.

Broader Problems:
Ugliness
Misuse of language
Values:
Ugliness
Subject(s):
Language Linguistics
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
28.11.2017 – 18:27 CET