It's like teaching children to go around slapping people - that is very bad dumbing down
behaviour which causes fights.
Somehow, we expect people to use long words and phrases when writing about "serious" subjects; and we often equate plain English with dumbing down
In this case, it's pretty clear who's doing the dumbing down
language to make it sound like your own, faking
DJ Mark Lamarr has walked out of Radio 2 after 12 years in the wake of claims that the BBC station is dumbing down
I could take the first set of dumbing down
which was about ten years ago, but the second last year was just too far.
This target in itself has caused the dumbing down
Katzman, ``I don't think we're dumbing down
the test in any way.
If dumbing down
means Jade in Big Brother then please raise the standard now - John, Dundee
At times Hammons refers to his work as "dumbing down
" and celebrates the "brilliance in dumbing down
But Bethan Marshall, a senior lecturer in English education at King's College, London, told the TES: "If you make 50% of the GCSE about doing the basics, you are dumbing down
But we will not do that by dumbing down