Neatorama Posts Tagged "slang"
When Did "a Thing" Become a Thing?...

*alarm goes off*Ugh, this again. *remembers breakfast is a thing*Well, alright then.— Chris Hallbeck (@ChrisHallbeck) April 21, 2016 Lots of things are things now. For example, micro braids for hair are now a thin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/When-Did-a-Thing-Become-a-Thing/
In Norwegian, "Texas" Is Slang for "Crazy"

(Photo: Kimberly Vardeman)And as a Texan, I could not be more proud!Dan Solomon of Texas Monthy researched this phenomenon. He found that this Norwegian term is several decades old and has its origins in old Western movi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/21/In-Norwegian-Texas-Is-Slang-for-Crazy/
When No Means Yes...

You may have heard the joke about the English teac...  ...hat my kids are trying to say. Read about the new slang

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/09/When-No-Means-Yes/
How to Say Selfie, Photobomb, Emoji, and Other Internet Slang in Sign Language

The ASL sign for "duck face."Languages are never...  ...f people who use it create signs that reflect new slang terms in spoken English. Those signs must be unde...  ...cars described the process in which he learns how slang terms are expressed in ASL:As I go about the proc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/27/How-to-Say-Selfie-Photobomb-Emoji-and-Other-Internet-Slang-in-Sign-Language/
Are You a Dude, A Buddy, Or a Pal?...

What term do you use for a generic person: bro, buddy, dude, fella, or pal? Jack Grieve, a forensic linguist, analyzed tweets to create heat maps showing the relative frequency of these words. You can view the other maps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Are-You-a-Dude-A-Buddy-Or-a-Pal/
83 Old Slang Phrases We Should Bring Back

[http://youtu.be/dOaEZkphSVs] (YouTube link)As eac...  ...Vs] (YouTube link)As each language has a history, slang terms also have a history. We should not only be...  .... We should not only be aware of old and obsolete slang terms, some should be brought back! At least, acc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/83-Old-Slang-Phrases-We-Should-Bring-Back/
I Can’t Even...

[http://youtu.be/8ruJBKFrRCk] (YouTube link)Sam Ta...  ...ous while making a video that pokes fun at modern slang . A comment at reddit sums up what this is about:T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/12/I-Cant-Even/
School Bans Slang Terms Including "You Woz" and "Innit"

(Photo: Neil Griffiths)Innit a shame? The Harris Academy, a school in south London, UK, has forbidden its students from using certain words and phrases while at school. The purpose of the new rule is to teach children to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/28/School-Bans-Slang-Terms-Including-You-Woz-and-Innit/
107 Regional Slang Words

[http://youtu.be/1w6uQIXC1aI] (YouTube link)Let th...  ...our own. John Green has a whole slew of regional slang terms in the latest mental_floss video.

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/04/107-Regional-Slang-Words/
In Defense of the Word "Like"...

Oh my, how times change. A decade ago, proponents of the proper use of English were bemoaning the use of the word "like" as an annoying filler in the language of younger people. In fact, that's how I first found Neatoram...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/21/In-Defense-of-the-Word-Like/




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