Wannabees both?

Gwest   Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:02 pm GMT
Lets' say a young person come to you and asks you to teach him the "slang" of the American youth culture norms of coolness. Another young person comes and asks you to teach him only the Standard British English norms used by upper-class youths in Britain. Which young person, if any, would you label a wannabee and send packing?
Guest   Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:58 pm GMT
I don't understand the question. A wannabee is usually someone who wants to be famous, not learn a language??
Skippy   Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:35 pm GMT
A wannabe is someone who wants to fit into a certain culture (punk rock, hip hop, anarchist, upper class, any culture really) but is unable to. I'd label them both wannabes. But I'm with Guest, I don't think I'm getting what the question really is.