Slang consists of a lexicon of non-standard words and phrases in a given
language. Use of .... "foxy", although clearly a "denominal adjective" from its -y
suffix, does not make ...
College slang, or any slang really, comes about just like formal language. There
are processes that are shared by both, such as blends (sleazy and skanky to ...
Jul 22, 2013 ... Spoken English language is influenced by many factors such as fast changing
technology and 'identity' language used by younger people.
What does the slang word "hobknocker" actually mean and where did it originate
from? ... Slang Origins: Where does the phrase "barnburner" come from?
Sep 24, 2014 ... How did the word basic come to be used as slang for "the majority" or "the
conformed." Where was it's first usage as such a word? Is it a new ...
Slang is jargon used by one specific group of people. It comes about as that
group talks to each other - they naturally use words that mean something.
Aug 28, 2007 ... If you did not add spurs to the bird it was said to be naked-heeled. ... Many
people consider the term to have come from a condemned man ...
Jun 24, 2012 ... Fly — Though this term is already a little passé, it does go back way ... the earliest
modern examples of the phrase come from the beginning of ...
Sep 23, 2011 ... I see and hear two general slang usages of cool - one meaning great (illustrated
by a and b ... Why did cool come to mean great or acceptable?
Cockney rhyming slang has uncertain roots. It is said that it was once spoken by
the thieves of London. It would certainly have been a very effective code, being ...