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slang

Sociology A specialized lexicon of words that are exclusive or replace other words in function, and tend to have a short life cycle. Cf Dialect, Jargon.
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With one exception the plays premiered during the 1990s; the exception is Slanguage, premiering in July of 2001.
But Variety's slanguage goes well beyond these terms that have made their way into the general vocabulary of the nation.
Yet such speculations, and an investigation into the process of compilation, help to give us some context for a broader analysis of the Aussie slanguage during the Great War.
Carl Cons, "The Slanguage of Swing: Terms the 'Cats' Use," Down Beat 2 (November 1935): 1.
Using a gentle cycle, I can rinse away yo' blood if you hype me wit' four quarters," the machine says, squatting beside Clay like a toad, murmuring a stew of slanguage and the Nommo of evil seduction.
Number of unique words attributed to Variety in Oxford English Dictionary: slanguage terms include baloney, hype, corny, payola, whodunnit, soap opera, nix, showbiz, striptease, punchline, sitcom, shoot-em-up
His early collaborative project Slanguage, 2002-2005, was an art center for young adults in Wilmington that included a gallery space, an education department, and a workshop.
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When Slanguage was performed at New York Theatre Workshop, it was predominantly subscriber-based audiences, and we didn't have a clue about how to approach them.
And from his rock lyrics, football slanguage, brain fade and graffiti, his bat caves and Chinese mirror-making, his Elvis and his Hitler, border intellectuals are confirmed in their suspicion that everything in the data drizzle and magnetic flash is equally weightless and equally trivial, that all books, films, ads, TV shows, baseball cards, music videos and fathers are socially constructed compost heaps of previous texts, at best unwilling stooges, at worst bad-faith purveyors, of the dominant discourse -- that all of us, Chicken Littles and Tiny Tims, are likewise each the helpless vector of forces we can't even locate, much less modify.
LOL" is DO& a shapeless and charmless teen-skewing trifle stocked with trendy slanguage and social-network gimcracks that make it seem like something four years past its expiration date.