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Your task is to look at the small selection of words and see if you can use one of these words in the course of today’s lesson. Make a note of the one(s) you want to use.
A fear of germs
barathrum - ( )
A person who eats like they were a bottomless pit
battology - ( )
Tiresome and repetitive talking
beldam - ( )
A foul old woman
maledicent - ( )
One who is addicted to abusive speech
maledictaphobia - ( )
Fear of bad words
misosophist - ( )
One who hates all wisdom or learning
saponaceous - ( )
2. Being very nice and ingratiating
schadenfreude - ( )
Taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others
simphobia - ( )
The fear of speaking straight forwardly and in simple termsGrandiloquent Dictionary
This is our focus today!
There are 10 examples of how new words can be created. How many of the 10 can you identify / remember? Please fill in your ideas on the table.
Imagine that you are chatting to a Year 11 student who is currently writing their Spoken Language Controlled Assessment.
How would you explain Lexical Change to them?
Write down in no more than 100 words what you would tell them.
Should I wear a poncho, an anorak or my favourite parka when I went out on the ski slope? I packed some clothing and chocolate in my knapsack. My enjoyment of tobogganing was curtailed after I kamikazed into the igloo which was obstructing my path. The anonymous owner was absent but his tattooed neighbour suggested a pow-wow. Fearing he was a cannibal or an assassin, I fled. I trekked back to my hotel and as zero hour approached, I decided some food would cheer me up greatly. What should I choose? If it had been breakfast I would have chosen marmalade and coffee, but it was evening and my mouth watered for sushi, tortilla, moussaka or a shish kebab. Strangely I also fancied a cup of tea and some sherbert. I changed into my dungarees and went to where the barbeque was being held. Next holiday I will go on a safari or kayak down a river, or go on a cruise. I thought about lying on a hammock in the sun, although I don’t like mosquitoes. After eating I changed into my pyjamas and strummed on my guitar.
Source for the words used: David Crystal ‘The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language 2003
Others become archaic or obsolete
Twerp chump nitwit bird-brain
twit clot barmpot pea- brain Wally
What would you call someone ‘thick’ when you were at first school? Would you use the same word / phrase now? What is your current word?
Last lesson we thought about words that we would love to see disappear from the English Language.
Today I would like you to identify the word that you would hate to see leave the English Language. Please consider and be ready to share your answer with the rest of the class.