Sunday, February 27, 2005

Terrace talk

So, it's not scientific, it won't pass an A Level, but there was a quirky anecdotal article in yesterday's Indy about the way fans use language on the terraces at football matches. Now here's an excellent idea for a language investigation coursework project! Not only is the topic interesting in terms of language variety, but Adrian Chiles, the writer of the article, has used a cool method for collecting data - he has clearly posted a message to an online fanzine and people have posted additional examples from their experience. Easy, or what?!

Check it out and let me know what you think - I'm off to play in the snow.

The things fans say at matches: are we witty or half-witted?


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