Then, comic to the end, Shaw handed over an ornately embellished, three-foot plastic gold key to the members of Slanguage
. To my mind, however, the event had not reached a satisfying closure until one final ritual had been performed.
Rather, the purpose of brevity words ("slanguage
") is to communicate precise tactical information/instructions with a single word via a common, agreed-upon vocabulary.
(http://www.slanguage.com), a "hick to hip" translation guide for words and phrases geared to specific cities across the U.S.
With one exception the plays premiered during the 1990s; the exception is Slanguage
, premiering in July of 2001.
On 17 July 1935, the paper published the most famous instance of its slanguage
, "Sticks Nix Hick Pix," a headline for an article about rural audiences rejecting a film about rural life.
Yet much of the slanguage
of war had little relevance beyond the trenches and ultimately remains more as lexical artefacts than part of the living language.
The birth of "slanguage
" (e.g., "Sticks Nix Hick Pix") started in 1924 and would later require the publication of a Variety-English dictionary.
Texas accents are legendary, so if you want to talk the talk while in Dallas, just consult with Mike Ellis, America's "language butcher," or "the emperor of Slanguage
," depending on where you stand.
As a movie set in and around a radio station, it's largely about the sounds of Kennedy-era rock and roll, deejay slanguage
, neighborhood dialects, vernacular poetry.
Those complaints could have generated an interesting discussion on the propriety of using street talk, "slanguage
," jargon and unexplained fad words in a mass market, family publication like the Post.
And in the warmer climes of the country, the "ozoners," as they came to be called in Variety Slanguage
, packed in happy viewers--and amorous couples --leading Variety to later also dub the drive-ins "passion pits." But decades earlier, the whole phenomenon was born modestly on June 6,1933, near Camden, N.J.
Along with another artist in the show, Mario Ybarra Jr., he founded the alternative art space Slanguage
, but such important, local collective initiatives are unfortunately not much on display at LACMA.