HOMEWORK: “We don’t say that here”

Your home idiolect

There are many words and subtleties in the way we communicate with our friends and family that are unique to us, and that demonstrate our belonging and familiarity with that unique group.

Tonight’s homework is to write a dictionary of the non-standard words and terms you, your friends and family use in your everyday conversations.

Author: Christopher Waugh

Secondary English teacher who, after 17 years, still can't imagine anything better than being in the classroom with my students. The lesson: always love what you do.

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