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The Origins Of 7 Popular Slang Words

(15) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 4:04 PM

Slang is a subject guaranteed to divide opinion. Some people celebrate its raw democratic creativity and revel in its irrelevance and political incorrectness. Others consider it a sign of vulgarity to use slang at all and argue that it lowers morals and indicates a limited vocabulary and low intelligence. I...

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You're Only Going to Understand What I Mean by 'Peng' if You're My Kind of Person...

(4) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Newspapers have been reporting that Sheffield Springs Academy has decided to ban slang in an attempt to improve their students' employability. By all means teach them how to speak appropriately, but isn't that like telling children not to put peas up their nose?

How can you ban...

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