Mar 14, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment

I can identify the characters from
1. How they look
2.what people say about them
It’s also shows me how important the characters are in the movie and how vital they are as a character in book.
Obviously the main characters are known for having the most talking time and the amount if other characters that talk about them
Curleys wife is known for being curleys wife she does not have a name but she’s known for being young attractive and wearing nice cloths she doesn’t have a lot to do or say but remember these are olden times where women were controlled in a sense and weren’t aloud to open there mouths and have a point she was controlled but didn’t like it so she went completely against it

Feb 11, 2013 - Communication    No Comments

What devices do people use to maintain brevity when messaging/texting? How does this relate to the way we speak?
Texting and messaging uses a variety of writing techniques that could change the conversations meaning or they can shorten the length of the conversation but the writing techniques can also determine the type of person you’re talking to and how they can react in certain situations of writing.
In the transcript a texting conversation there are many language techniques to be identified the first language technique is a contraction-(when letters are omitted together for example txt instead of people writing text they remove the e giving the same sound but shortening their time of typing) one of the participants in the transcript starts the chat with kl which is a contraction instead of the person making there texting time longer by using words like kool its easier to say kl and also it’s a modern way to say it.
The younger generations of people shorten most words as much as they can I think its not that they cant be bothered I think that its just a fact of fashion and everyone being in the same group. People of today also like to be lazy in there own way so anyway to become this the chance will be jumped at. There’s not a problem with being lazy just as long as your not lazy away from the texting that’s why the older generations put us in the same group, I personally believe that its because they cant understand the younger language and how it works that they have to group us together because they don’t understand us.
Language techniques in my opinion make a convo funny (if you spotted that I wrote convo instead conversation.) and you can identify what sort of humour the person has and what sort of “banta” you can get away with.
The language techniques identify the relationship between the people because people who don’t know each other or don’t have a good relationship will not have “banta” ,“banta” is just literally having a joke and a little cuss with a person and it can be a way to flirt with people as well this is what is now known to the younger generation as “flanta”.
In the text conversation transcript one of the people texting adds and emoticon to the conversation this helps add emotion to the text and also you can identify what mood and what facial expression the person texting has one of the people texting “my coursework done so its cajj  (big smile face)” just by adding this smile face you can identify that this person is happy that they have finished their coursework and you get the feeling that he is relieved.
One of the people texting adds a logogram when at the end of the conversation he leaves it with G2G which in English means got to go. But by making it shorter and more of a language that the youth of today use there are many words that use logogram and in the transcript they are talking when one says “I have to do my coursework 4 tomorrow (crying face) this is in my opinion a lot easier to read when it has numbers muddled up in it.
In the transcript one of the boys talking is talking about how much p.e practical they do when he used the merged words context “yh only on Monday I think theory or 3 dunno” which is short for I don’t know it makes it easier to put two words in one but making it sound the same it uses a lot less words when writ in this from and us kids of this day and age are lazy so anyway possible to get out of
A lot of the boys texting add letters to a word where it is not necessary most of the time it’s the word yeah which the boys change the word to “yhhh” this emphasises the word and gets the point across by making the person sound excited or sad.
The boys also use upper and lower case words this helps emphasise the tone of there voice when talking, you can identify what mode the person is in by the case they use when typing when your reading this the voice in your head reads it out in different tone and with lower case its like a mellow quiet tone but when put into upper case it becomes more loud and excited or angry this depends on what is written before for example “harry come home” you read this as in a mellow tone but when put in upper case “HARRY COME HOME” it makes the context of the texting become more what seems to be like anger and personally if this was a message from my mother I wouldn’t be worried in the slightest for the first text but id more likely to be scared of the second text it sounds more likely to be in a angry form.
So from my ways that texting techniques are used I can identify that no one would use these in speech and they are only used in texting. Someone who genuinely spoke like that would possibly be looked at as someone who needs to learn to speak in better English form there is a place for using these techniques.

Feb 3, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment


just incase your wondering why I haven’t answerd questions but I have been writting pages on text and I have been bbm’ing people from differant places and countries just to see what langauge techniques they use although I would want want your feed back I amd reading over and learning from my mistake and my brothers girlfriend is a training english teacher and she is marking it
cheeres sir for your previous feed back.

Feb 1, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment


one langauge feature I have never understood and don’t really know what its called is when people insert numbers in to a word, there is no need for thisnto be put in but I don’t think people do it because its cool or fashionable but to be honest it really does get on my nerves “alr1g4t m8” except from the second word which I understand I don’t get why people would do this but I don’t really have people my age do it I think its those that have got there first phone and try to talk cool.

Oct 18, 2012 - Research    3 Comments

Taming of the shrew

As the play progresses, petruchios insulting behaviour is compared to that of Katerina in the beginning (use examples) is this a fair comparison?

I believe this is not a fair comparison because petruchio is just aggressive in what  He says Evan if he is wrong but Katerina is a strong willed and very blunt and always sticks up for her self but I think petruchio is just an up front person who would possibly be quiet annoying and possibly get on everybody’s nerves being so aragant. But Katerina would be well respected now because how well she stands up for herself  so other women would perhaps see her as a role model.

identifying he’s behaviour is key in the understanding of the play you have got to understand his (humour) way of speech and knowing that he is a very ignorant person.

i have got a small paragraph from a website that just identifies how he is in person: Petruchio’s not a hard one to figure out – in fact, he’s pretty honest throughout the play. He’s the only guy who unabashedly admits that he loves money more than anything else.

Come, come, you wasp, i’ faith you are too angry.
If I be waspish, best beware my sting.
My remedy is then to pluck it out.
Ay, if the fool could find it where it lies.
Who knows not where a wasp does wear his sting?
In his tail.
In his tongue.
Whose tongue?
Yours, if you talk of tales, and so farewell.
What, with my tongue in your tail? Nay, come again,
Good Kate; I am a gentleman—

In this scene petruchio try’s to humiliate Katrina by calling her a wasp (but with a sting) but Katrina flips it back on to him by saying pig I’m a wasp best be aware of my sting for how much harm I can cause you.

shakespear is clever in his writing because evan in this day you have peoplpe like petrucio who just wind you up and know that they are winding you up i souppose you could say he knows what buttons t press but you also get people like katrina who know matter how hard you try they spin it off on you.


Your points are good – what you need to do now is support these with specific quotations from the play – then both analyse the differences between the quotes in terms of what the two characters say and how they say it. I look forward to reading your more developed answer.


Oct 11, 2012 - Communication    1 Comment

In theis post I’m going to compare ban modern day cussing  to  Shakespearen cusses       Below I have attched a  scene from the taming of the shrew.

Come, Kate, and wash, and welcome heartily.

You whoreson villain! will you let it fall?
Strikes him


Patience, I pray you; ’twas a fault unwilling.


A whoreson beetle-headed, flap-ear’d knave!
Come, Kate, sit down; I know you have a stomach.
Will you give thanks, sweet Kate; or else shall I?
What’s this? mutton?

As you can read from above petruchio identifies the servants as big headed idiot and this translated of course but as a person with a big head this is a modern day cuss that I can identify as modern this also a cuss been used for hundreds of years but changing the translation 

Oct 9, 2012 - Communication    1 Comment

The effectiveness of cussing in Shakespeare 2

in the first The effectiveness of cussing in Shakespeare  post  I identified most common cusses in modern day language but mostly in my school.

although they are not as powerful as Shakespeare’s cusses they are quiet effective and don’t offend people in a horrible way they are just “banter ”

The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.


Oct 9, 2012 - Communication    1 Comment

The effectiveness of cussing in Shakespeare

In  English We have been learning the effectiveness of  cussing in Shakespeare and converting it into modern language so I have made a list of modern cusses







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Oct 4, 2012 - Communication    1 Comment

The Taming of the Shrew is a play within a play. The frame play, where the action opens (called the “Induction,” just prior to Act One), shows Christopher Sly drunk being kicked out by a hostess from a bar. A wealthy lord arrives, finding Sly (who introduces himself as “Christophero Sly”), and decides to play a joke on him. After Sly falls asleep in his intoxication, the lord’s men dress Sly in fine apparel and the men in turn dress up as servants and one even as Sly’s wife in an effort to persuade Sly when he wakes up that he is an aristocrat. After this is accomplished the lord’s men perform what we know as The Taming of the Shrew. He briefly is seen again making a comment about having some privacy with his “wife” (actually a pageboy in drag). In some versions of the play the audience never sees or hears from Christopher Sly again and thus assume that he has probably fallen asleep. Other versions have a closing segment in which Sly (who has now learned how to “tame a shrew”) returns home to deal with his wife, whose shrewish behaviour had driven him to drink in the first place.

Sep 4, 2012 - Communication    1 Comment

This is Your Online Domain

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Hello and welcome to your personal online journal.

This platform has been created to enhance and enrich your learning at the London Nautical School. Its purpose is to provide you with an audience for your work (or work-in-progress) and you have the choice (by altering the ‘visibility’ of your posts) of whether your work on here is visible to the world, or only to your teacher.

Anything you post here in the public domain represents you and thus it’s important that you take care with that decision, but don’t be afraid to publish your work – as the feedback you may get from people at home, your peers and people from around the internet is only likely to enhance it.

Remember you can always access your class blog and all manner of resources through the main website – and by all means check out the sites of your peers to see what they’re getting up to as well.

If you have any questions for me, an excellent way to get an answer is to create a new private post on this journal. I am notified of any new posts and will reply swiftly to any queries.

Make the most of, and enjoy this new freedom in your English learning.



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