Neatorama Posts Tagged "slang"
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/
Why Do We Say: "It's A Doozy"?...

I was at the Ford Museum in Detroit recently and t...  ...ories.1) Doozy could be an alteration of an older slang , "It's a daisy," meaning something beautiful.2) I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/29/Why-Do-We-Say-Its-A-Doozy/
Why Do Men Say "Hubba Hubba" When They See a Beautiful Girl?...

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedi...  ...roovy," "the cat's meow," "the bee's knees," etc. Slang expressions are constantly changing in every soci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/12/Why-Did-Men-Say-Hubba-Hubba-When-They-Saw-a-Beautiful-Girl/
Slang for Human Body Parts, German Style

The Germans, who brought us linguistic gem like sc...  ...s can invent such a word), have a few interesting slangs for human bodyparts. See if you can figure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/29/Slang-for-Human-Body-Parts-German-Style/
A Column That Only Canadians Will Understand...

Dave Bidini has a column in the National Post. I have no idea what he's talking about. Google Translate isn't helping a bit. Do you understand?For years, I was a keener, but after my short-lived stint as reeve of Dildo,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/A-Column-That-Only-Canadians-Will-Understand/
The Flappers' Dictionary...

Jim Lewin received a stack of old magazines at his...  ...ned "The Flapper's Dictionary," a glossary of hot slang terms of the time, which he posted in its entiret...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/11/the-flappers-dictionary/
Brush Up On Your 17th-century Slang

The Bodleian Library is publishing a new edition o...  ...ition of the first English language dictionary of slang , which has been out of print for 300 years. Orig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/22/brush-up-on-your-17th-century-slang/
Manly Slang from the 19th Century

The Art of Manliness has a glossary of manly terms used over 100 years ago. Some terms survived well into the 20th century; I've used "a month of Sundays" myself. Others are strange but maybe you can guess the meanings,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/17/manly-slang-from-the-19th-century/




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