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Wicked Cool - The Irreverence of Slang

Narrated by: Anne Curzan
Length: 28 mins
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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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