Neatorama Posts Tagged "slang"
Why Are Bananas, Nuts, and Crackers the Only Foods That Say ‘Crazy’?...

The English language has a multitude of terms for...  ...of them are diagnostic terms for mental illness. Slang terms for "crazy" are used when a person has lost...  ...ned. The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English traces the idea of ban...  ...te 1910s; The Concise New Partr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/14/Why-Are-Bananas-Nuts-and-Crackers-the-Only-Foods-That-Say-Crazy/
The Story of Cool...

Slang terms come and go, and if you keep using them, th...  ...squo;Neill look into the history and usage of the slang word "cool." The exact meaning of the term has ch...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/03/The-Story-of-Cool/
A Cromulent Exercise in Language...

Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from Ernie Smith, the editor of Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In another life, he ran ShortFormBlog.Popular culture and life exper...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/05/A-Cromuluent-Exercise-in-Language/
Uncovering Thieves’ Cant, the Elizabethan Slang of the Underworld

A specific jargon from the Middle Ages spread amon...  ...about it. The separate language wasn’t just slang or jargon, because it survived for hundreds of ye...  ...n Europe, and were spoken by the lower class as a slang “to the end that their cozenings, knaveries...  ...Samuel Rid wrote. Thomas Harm...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/20/Uncovering-Thieves-Cant-the-Elizabethan-Slang-of-the-Underworld/
Trying to Relate...

A photo posted by Sarah Andersen (@sarahanders...  ...0, 2016 at 7:35am PDT To hipsters and teenagers, slang terms are cool for about a week, and then they ar...  ...ng way too hard. And the young people who use the slang and the older people who recognize pandering when...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/20/Trying-to-Relate/
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...

https://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...

https://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

https://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...

https://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...

https://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Are-You-a-Dude-A-Buddy-Or-a-Pal/




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