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A discussion of slang and the changes it undergoes.

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Postby sluggo » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:07 pm

Just re-took the slang quiz. I see the questions have expanded to "your High school-college days" but I wonder if such terms are not induced earlier rather than later.

I'm still coming out a bit early ('50s) as before. Certainly myriad factors already noted remain at work.

I have to take issue in #11: I really don't see dork and retard as being contemporaneous.
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Postby Perry » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:58 pm

I was also placed in the 50's. I was born in 1954, my brother in 1950 and my sister in 1945. I imagine that I was influenced by them linguistically (or slangistically?).

Also, some of the terms that were grouped together span more than one decade. Still, all in all, it is a fun test.
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Postby Dr. Goodword » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:36 am

I promise to get back to it next month and refine it a bit. It may be an impossible task to achieve any accuracy on this one since slang is time-stamped but slang words endure for radically differing stretches of time, e.g. cool has been around as long as jazz and shows no indication of surrender.
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Postby Sunny » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:34 am

Does anyone have any idea why I have 4 emails from the group stating:

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Postby Bailey » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:53 am

Sunny, I subscribed but didn't get the email yet but I see both of us are approved. yippee we two with Bob can discuss the slang changes.

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Postby Sunny » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:13 pm

Slang is a cop out and shows a lack of energy, creativity and manners. It is also something that drives this girl insane. I just don't get it. There are so many magnificent words to use, that to resort to using words (?) like "wassup" "Huh" "yeahok" just never made any sense to me.

The same goes for swearing, I think it shows a lack of imagination to say the F word repeatedly, even when smashing your thumb with the hammer for the second time in succession!

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Postby Bailey » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:16 pm

uh, Sunny, "cop out" is slang but perhaps since it's been legitimized by age it just no longer seems like slang. Maybe you just don't like the current slang? Language is always in flux it's always evolving and adjusting itself to our changing ideas and needs. If you went back to the early 1900's you might find that language more suited your ears but you'd find difficulty expressing yourself.

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Postby Palewriter » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:53 pm

Bailey wrote:uh, Sunny, "cop out" is slang but perhaps since it's been legitimized by age it just no longer seems like slang. Maybe you just don't like the current slang? Language is always in flux it's always evolving and adjusting itself to our changing ideas and needs. If you went back to the early 1900's you might find that language more suited your ears but you'd find difficulty expressing yourself.

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Agreed. I love slang, and I like swearing, too. The more inventive, the better. I'm even quite fond of mixed metaphors. Sentence fragments definitely turn me on.

All part of the rich tapestry of language. Though not everyone's cup of tea, I suppose.

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Postby Perry » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:48 pm

PW in Noo Yawk City for a fortnight, wallowing in the Yankee idiom; doing some swearing, too.


Is this your sworn statement?
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Postby sluggo » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:03 am

Bailey wrote:uh, Sunny, "cop out" is slang


Maybe Sunny was being ironic with the same exquisite subtlety she's been using to let us know she's Italian. I think I grok Sunny's flux though. These kids today... I've never ever heard yeahok (?) but I'm sure it's got something to do with keepin' it real with the schnizzle on the kabizzle. Dig?
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Postby Perry » Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:50 am

You might be right there me old Sluggo.

The same goes for swearing, I think it shows a lack of imagination to say the F word repeatedly, even when smashing your thumb with the hammer for the second time in succession!


Sunny is right. One swear word doesn't fit all occasions.

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Postby sluggo » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:54 am

The current stream of this thread reminded me of this page from about 4 years ago - a hoot if you remember current events of the time (Sunny warning- enough slang in here to drive you wacko).
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Postby Perry » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:04 am

Lots of not-Lott's expressions went over my head (and how!)
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