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sKratch
11-07-2004, 02:59 PM
That's right kids, I've got a linguistic anthropology exercise, and you need to answer some questions for me. I am doing a study of slang for a course, "Language, Culture, and Communication in the US". Please also list your age, and thank you in advance. Answer to any extent you wish:


1. What does slang mean to you?
2. Who, in your opinion, uses slang?
3. Where, in your opinion, is it most commonly used?
4. Why do people use it?
5. Why don't people just speak regularly?
6. Do you think it is a good or bad thing that slang exists in our society? Why?

wheelchairman
11-07-2004, 03:05 PM
1. What does slang mean to you?
Slang is creation of new words, or re-defining some words according to geography, culture, and time.
2. Who, in your opinion, uses slang?
Everyone except people who are trying to sound like they are better than the rest of us.
3. Where, in your opinion, is it most commonly used?
Everywhere, slang is equally common in every single place. Geographically I would say whereever business owners and whoever, congregate.
4. Why do people use it?
To vary their language.
5. Why don't people just speak regularly?
Because languages can't just stand still, they will always progress. That is the nature of the way we speak.
6. Do you think it is a good or bad thing that slang exists in our society? Why?
I think it's a great thing. Languages should never be stale.

sKratch
11-07-2004, 03:15 PM
Thank you sir. Much appreciated. If I could just have your age it'd be great, because I'm trying to compare slang use/perception across age groups.

wheelchairman
11-07-2004, 03:17 PM
oh right, I'm 18.

anon
11-07-2004, 03:59 PM
Please also list your age, and thank you in advance.
1. What does slang mean to you?
2. Who, in your opinion, uses slang?
3. Where, in your opinion, is it most commonly used?
4. Why do people use it?
5. Why don't people just speak regularly?
6. Do you think it is a good or bad thing that slang exists in our society? Why?

Hum. I'm 22.

1 - Slang. Words and phrases that arent considered as common to everyone but rather common to a specified group of people (group = same place,same wealth, same age, same views, etc, etc).
2 - Everyone. I dont think there's anyone who uses only proper enlish and nothing of newly invented or selfmade words.
3 - By people who dont pay attention to proper grammar/vocabulary. Typically for youngsters and people who try to look cool.
4 - Lazyness, or they think its cool
5 - same as #4
6 - Part of the slang is good, coz there are new words that improve the language. Another part is bad, coz it weakens the language. It cant be said that slang is good or bad.

Thats all.
ZS

greencows12
11-07-2004, 04:45 PM
That's right kids, I've got a linguistic anthropology exercise, and you need to answer some questions for me. I am doing a study of slang for a course, "Language, Culture, and Communication in the US". Please also list your age, and thank you in advance. Answer to any extent you wish:


1. What does slang mean to you?
A funny way of words.
2. Who, in your opinion, uses slang?
me.
3. Where, in your opinion, is it most commonly used?
on farms, and at concerts.
4. Why do people use it?
I don't know.
5. Why don't people just speak regularly?
Because then everyone would sound the same, and it would suck.
6. Do you think it is a good or bad thing that slang exists in our society? Why?
Good. It gives your speech a style and individuality.
Cowabunga!

I'm 16.

sKratch
11-07-2004, 08:19 PM
anon- your responses are void because you're not from the US, sorry I forgot to mention that.

Greencows- your responses are void because they're redonkulous.
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Endymion
11-07-2004, 10:27 PM
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1. What does slang mean to you?
fleeting forms of speech
2. Who, in your opinion, uses slang?
everyone
3. Where, in your opinion, is it most commonly used?
all informal gatherings
4. Why do people use it?
to fit in
5. Why don't people just speak regularly?
since when isn't slang regular?
6. Do you think it is a good or bad thing that slang exists in our society? Why?
good, tends to allow for more complex communications

Tocchi
11-07-2004, 10:41 PM
That's right kids, I've got a linguistic anthropology exercise, and you need to answer some questions for me. I am doing a study of slang for a course, "Language, Culture, and Communication in the US". Please also list your age, and thank you in advance. Answer to any extent you wish:

1. What does slang mean to you?
2. Who, in your opinion, uses slang?
3. Where, in your opinion, is it most commonly used?
4. Why do people use it?
5. Why don't people just speak regularly?
6. Do you think it is a good or bad thing that slang exists in our society? Why?

17/18

1) fuckall
2) everyone
3) fuckin rad
4) cos it is fuckin rad
5) cos we don't wanna sound like those royalty fuckers do we
6) don't really give a fuck....
Why? cos it doesn't bother me

TheUnholyNightbringer
11-08-2004, 02:19 AM
17/18

1) fuckall
2) everyone
3) fuckin rad
4) cos it is fuckin rad
5) cos we don't wanna sound like those royalty fuckers do we
6) don't really give a fuck....
Why? cos it doesn't bother me

Good God you annoy me. Skratch, here's your slang study, right here. This guy epitomises it.

ihatechrissneed
11-08-2004, 09:14 AM
1. What does slang mean to you? Cockney
2. Who, in your opinion, uses slang? Alrite mate, not me fer shur
3. Where, in your opinion, is it most commonly used? in london innit
4. Why do people use it? dunno
5. Why don't people just speak regularly? 'cause only the queen does that
6. Do you think it is a good or bad thing that slang exists in our society? Why? Yes. 'Cause.

sKratch
11-08-2004, 09:34 AM
I should study people's inability to read. Is it two or three foreign people who have replied after I said you had to be from the US? I hate most of you.

fairy call
11-08-2004, 09:43 AM
17/18

1) fuckall
2) everyone
3) fuckin rad
4) cos it is fuckin rad
5) cos we don't wanna sound like those royalty fuckers do we
6) don't really give a fuck....
Why? cos it doesn't bother me

whow, you're like, so hardcore, you know

ihatechrissneed
11-08-2004, 09:59 AM
I should study people's inability to read. Is it two or three foreign people who have replied after I said you had to be from the US? I hate most of you. I'm sorry, i was just re-enacting american stupidity

Rabbit209
11-08-2004, 10:42 AM
1. What does slang mean to you?
nothing really
2. Who, in your opinion, uses slang?
everyone
3. Where, in your opinion, is it most commonly used?
everywhere
4. Why do people use it?
there to damn lazy to fucking talk right
5. Why don't people just speak regularly?
see answer above
6. Do you think it is a good or bad thing that slang exists in our society? Why?
i dont really care weather we have it or not, but it makes indivaualty better, like if someone says tomato instead of tomato we can make fun of them..

age: 14

sKratch
11-08-2004, 12:06 PM
1. What does slang mean to you?
nothing really
2. Who, in your opinion, uses slang?
everyone

How can everyone use something that means nothing? To put it another way, how can you observe the use of something that is undefined.


4. Why do people use it?
there to damn lazy to fucking talk right

That's cute.



Age: 14

Never would have guessed.

fairy call
11-08-2004, 12:15 PM
go play with tocchi now!

anon
11-08-2004, 02:57 PM
anon- your responses are void because you're not from the US, sorry I forgot to mention that

Yea, that was strange why do you ask foreign opinions for a subject like that :) but weelchairman isnt american either iirc. :P

Zs

Endymion
11-08-2004, 03:02 PM
he has american citizenship.

Tocchi
11-09-2004, 04:46 AM
whow, you're like, so hardcore, you know

yeah i know...lol