Wicked Cool - The Irreverence of Slang

  • by Anne Curzan
  • Narrated by Anne Curzan
  • 0 hrs and 28 mins
  • Other

Publisher's Summary

How is the tone of “bootylicious” different from “incentivize”? Youthful, undignified, playful, and irreverent, slang is hard to define but serves an important purpose in our communications. Unlike jargon, slang is decidedly informal, and it has the power to oppose established authority and establish rapport.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-17-2012
  • Publisher: The Great Courses