Slang

Posted: April 28, 2005 in Our World

airhead: stupid person.

“Believe it or not, Dave can sometimes act like an airhead!”

amigo: friend (from Spanish).

“I met many amigos at Dave’s ESL Cafe.”

ammunition: toilet paper.

“Help! We’re completely out of ammunition!”

antifreeze: alcohol.

“I’m going to need a lot of antifreeze tonight!”

armpit: dirty, unappealing place.

“This cheap motel is an absolute armpit!”

ass [offensive] (1): backside.

“I fell on my ass on the ski slopes.”

ass (2): an unworthy and hated person.

“I cannot be friends when you act like an ass.”

awesome: great and impressive.

“Dave’s ESL Cafe is truly awesome!”

Interested in Slangs, try visiting this site ->> American Slang – Randomly Chosen

Ask yourself this question:
Is the excessive use of slangs distorting the English language?
In some ways it does as it is very informal and sometimes we do get carried away. However, slangs do make the language interesting by using the borrowed words from other languages. I have never considered that as slang before but somehow I came across a website stating that amigo is a slang….here is something I found..the definition of slang :
Slang is language at its most informal, using expressions that many would consider to be grammatically imperfect and sometimes rude. Slang often used within small social groups where it can help draw and keep the group together. It changes very quickly in English.

ie: crap, dope

Whereas colloquial is:
Colloquial language is informal language that is not rude, but would not be used in formal situations. It is less unacceptable than Slang & Swear Words.

A colloquialism is an informal expression, that is, an expression not used in formal speech or writing.

some eg i know: flunk, moron

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