The Slang Thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Mojochi, May 3, 2022.

  1. Avro Arrow

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  2. Delta Vega

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    Slang is the fucking berries
     
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  4. Mojochi

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    lol that's exactly what I was thinking of too
     
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  5. Oddish

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    There will always be new slang. The funny one, I think, is "cool", which has not only held its popularity but also its meaning, through several generations.
     
  6. Jedi Marso

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    Word to your mother's uncle!
     
  7. Jedi Marso

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    Back in the 90's, Orla Brady was a 'biscuit.'
    In this decade, she's a total 'smoke show.'

    Word.
    I'm just sayin'.

    ;)
     
  8. Oddish

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    Sup, dog used to mean telling your canine companion to consume his evening meal. Now, it's how you greet your homies.
     
  9. Owain Taggart

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    ^ Now it's just written differently... 'Sup, Dawg!"
     
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    Once that terrible “wasssuuppp” advert is consigned to history that’s jake with me.;)
     
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  11. Oddish

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    And "sick" once meant "ill", "dank" meant "wet and chilly", and "the s***" meant digestive end-product. Now these things are all apparently good. :shrug:
     
  12. scotpens

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    "Square" in the sense of rigidly conventional or old-fashioned has been around since the mid-1940s.
    It's odd that saying something is "the shit" means the complete opposite of saying something is shit!
     
  13. Mojochi

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    One of my favorite lines in Half Baked

     
  14. publiusr

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    A study on accents in the UK
    https://phys.org/news/2022-06-reveals-prejudice-people-northern-english.html
    Evidence of compensatory attitudes was also uncovered whereby people in the north were often also "stereotyped as being friendly, outgoing and trustworthy."

    On Words
    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-06-reveals-tradeoff-complex-words-grammar.html

    On poetry
    https://phys.org/news/2022-06-sensations-experienced-poetry.html

    The aim of the doctoral thesis was to study the palpability of language, i.e. sensory saturation, which has not found sufficient analysis and application so far. "In my research, I see reading as an impersonal process, meaning the sensations that arise do not seem to belong to either the reader or the poetry, but to both at the same time,"
     
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  15. JD

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    I recently learned a new bit of animal related slang recently, this one is for bird. When a bird lays flat on it's chest and stomach, like this it's called boating.
     
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    This thread is fire.
     
  17. Mojochi

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    Most thread is rather flammable. :rofl:
     
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    I'm dead:lol:
     
  19. rhubarbodendron

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    in Germany of the late 40s this discussion would have been called the weightiness in bags :D
    Being a child of the hippie era, I still call it cool and to where-the-pepper-grows with modern kids' slang. Ours was bestest!

    All been done before! Just ask Professor Henry Higgins and Colonel Hugh Pickering.
     
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