A resolution condemning slang was passed by the Anglican Synod in Melbourne yesterday.
Blimey! Ain't it gittin' tough? Life gits 'arder day by day. First a bloke ain't got enough Words for wot 'e wants to say; Then some nark; with nix to do, Cuts vocab'laries in two. 'Ow can coots ixpress their souls? Many a noble song is sung By crook lips; an' music rolls Off full many a slangy tongue. Many a word o' wisdom's spoke By some reel dead leery bloke. Still in all, I gotter own, If pure lingo we would teach, Young kids' minds 'ad best be sown With some dinkum slabs of speech. Shove this matter in each book: "Sling the slang; it's all dead crook."
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