Slang. . heather: my life changed i found out the word liang'' was actually slang for “shortened language' so slang is slang for slang INTENSITY ] WHAT. Better run for cover if Jaden Smith gets a hold of this
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User avatar #2 - ubercookieboy ONLINE (08/18/2014) [-]
Better run for cover if Jaden Smith gets a hold of this
#5 - selfrazedzealot (08/19/2014) [+] (6 replies)
No slang isn't slang for slang... its slang for shortened language. you wouldn't say weed in place of weed. You would say it in place of Marijuana.
#1 - kingdork (08/18/2014) [-]
And swell is slang for super-well
And swell is slang for super-well
#3 - fezzo (08/18/2014) [-]
BOOMSLANG!
#8 - baitdoesnttalkback (08/19/2014) [+] (1 reply)
#20 - endospore (08/19/2014) [-]
Okay is spelling out OK, which is the abbreviation of Oll Korrect, an intentional misspelling of All Correct.

So okay is slang for all correct. Okay?
#11 - thebroble ONLINE (08/19/2014) [+] (3 replies)
English is so god damn confusing
English is so god damn confusing
#22 to #14 - tomatoesauce (08/19/2014) [-]
no, but I am ******* a 12 year old!
#23 - Ken M (08/19/2014) [-]
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#18 - Ken M (08/19/2014) [-]
And yet again, tumblr spreads ******** .

Etymology of the word slang[edit]
In its earliest attested use (1756) the word slang referred to the vocabulary of "low or disreputable" people. By the early nineteenth century, it was no longer exclusively associated with disreputable people, but continued to be applied to language use below the level of standard educated speech.[9] The origin of the word is uncertain, although it appears to be connected with Thieves' cant. A Scandinavian origin has been proposed (compare, for example, Norwegian slengenavn, which means "nickname"), but is discounted by the Oxford English Dictionary based on "date and early associations".[9][10]
User avatar #17 - monswine (08/19/2014) [-]
it's not even true. the simplest of etymology searches would disprove it. It's a cute idea, but it's nonsense. etymonline.com/index.php?term=slang&allowed_in_frame=0 Slang originally referred to the specialized vocabulary of skilled professionals (jargon), especially criminals. It's modern definition of informal novelty is more recent by almost a century. While the exact origin of slang is itself unclear it's not a portmanteau.
User avatar #13 - nosurprise (08/19/2014) [-]
Isn't it 'slang is slang for shortened language'?
User avatar #4 - mountaindewkie (08/18/2014) [-]
Phanact is slang for complete and utter faggot
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