7_20_DO YOU SLANG? (1)

Steve

 

Chelsea & Chip

        Do you use slangs or do you slang?

 

Making language more colorful one word or phrase at a time

Where do you find slang? It is like everywhere! And “way cool" – at least to some people. The dictionary defines slang as a kind of language mainly used in casual, playful speech whose terms are usually short-lived and change frequently. Slang coins new words and creates new meanings for old words.

coin verb (INVENT)

/kɔɪn/

[T] to invent a new word or expression, or to use one in a particular way for the first time

Allen Ginsberg coined the term “flower power".

 

Who uses it? Everyone. And you’ll find slang in almost every language.

American teens have slang from the emphatic No way! to the ubiquitous like that peppers their language.

 

emphatic adjective 

/emp ˈfæt.ɪk/ /-ˈfæt ̬-/

done or said in a strong way and without any doubt

Poland reached the final of the championship yesterday with an emphatic 5-0 victory over Italy.

The minister has issued an emphatic rejection of the accusation.

ubiquitous   /juːˈbɪkwɪtəs/ DJ   /ju’bɪkwətəs/ KK

seeming to be everywhere or in several places at the same time; very common 似乎無所不在的;十分普遍的 adjective usually before noun formal humorous

the ubiquitous bicycles of university towns 大學城裏處處可見的自行車

the ubiquitous movie star, Tom Hanks 盡人皆知的影星湯姆 漢克斯

 

 

The slang word chillaxing combines the words chill and relax and means hanging out and doing nothing.

 

Older folks still use slang from their younger days. Examples include have a blast, which means to enjoy a great time, and don’t have a cow, which means don’t get upset.

Today the Internet helps slang proliferate, but years ago. Shakespeare’s writings spread it. Some people say that one in every 10 words Shakespeare used in his plays was slang. His plays popularized a lot of terms – many of which are considered standard language today. Believe it or not, bedroom, employer, luggage,

soft-hearted and embrace are among the words. Shakespeare either coined or helped to popularize.

 

embrace verb ACCEPT

embrace verb HOLD

embrace verb INCLUDE

 

groovy: fashionable, attractive and interesting 時髦的;吸引人的;有趣的

 

Ken & Ashley

slang (n) 俚語

cram (v) 【口】(為應考)死記硬背功課;塞進[(+into)]; 塞滿, 擠滿

all-nighter (n) 通宵的活動; 通宵的工作

bomb the test 完全失敗cool (adj)

sweet (adj) 很棒的

That car is pretty sweet. 那部車很讚

 

Liz

Today the Internet helps slang proliferate, but years ago, Shakespeare’s writings spread it

Today.., but years ago…

Today we have the convenience of using cellular phones, but years ago, we had to depend on pay phones.

Today women can have any hairstyle they like, but years ago, many cultures expected women to have long hair.

 

Michelle

slang (n) 俚語

“Kick back" is slang for. “relax".

" 放鬆" 是俗話為 " relax"

slang (v) 用粗話罵;【英】【俚】欺騙, 詐取

These football players slang a lot when they’re alone.

這些足球運動員在沒有比賽的時候,常常用粗話罵。

ubiquitous (adj) 到處存在的, 普遍存在的

When we went to the woods, we were attacked by the ubiquitous mosquitoes.

當我們去森林,就被到處都是的蚊子給攻擊。

It seemed difficult for the celebrity couple to get rid of the ubiquitous paparazzi.

這隊名人夫婦想要擺脫無所不在的狗仔隊似乎很難。

proliferate (v) (使)激增; (使)擴散

Crimes proliferated in the downtown area and caused many

people to move to the suburbs.

市區的犯罪激增了並且造成許多人民搬到郊區。

Computer companies proliferated in San Jose in the 90’s.

90′的聖約瑟電腦公司激增.

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