Slang Flashcards

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Author : Michael Adams
ISBN : 9780198042945
Genre : Social Science
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Slang, writes Michael Adams, is poetry on the down low, and sometimes lowdown poetry on the down low, but rarely, if ever, merely lowdown. It is the poetry of everyday speech, the people's poetry, and it deserves attention as language playing on the cusp of art. In Slang: The People's Poetry, Adams covers this perennially interesting subject in a serious but highly engaging way, illuminating the fundamental question "What is Slang" and defending slang--and all forms of nonstandard English--as integral parts of the American language. Why is an expression like "bed head" lost in a lexical limbo, found neither in slang nor standard dictionaries? Why are snow-boarding terms such as "fakie," "goofy foot," "ollie" and "nollie" not considered slang? As he addresses these and other lexical curiosities, Adams reveals that slang is used in part to define groups, distinguishing those who are "down with it" from those who are "out of it." Slang is also a rebellion against the mainstream. It often irritates those who color within the lines--indeed, slang is meant to irritate, sometimes even to shock. But slang is also inventive language, both fun to make and fun to use. Rather than complain about slang as "bad" language, Adams urges us to celebrate slang's playful resistance to the commonplace and to see it as the expression of an innate human capacity, not only for language, but for poetry.
Category: Social Science

Dirty Spanish Flash Cards

Author : Ulysses Press
ISBN : 9781612432427
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 49.63 MB
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LEARN STREET SPANISH, CHAVO! This deck will teach you cool slang, funny insults, explicit sex terms and raw swear words. Have fun quizzing your friends with these awesome vocabulary words. Dirty Spanish Flash Cards teaches you the Spanish you never learned in school so throw out your textbook and get dirty! Featuring: • Cool slang • Funny insults • Explicit sex terms • Raw swear words
Category: Foreign Language Study

Indianapolis Monthly

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.


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ISBN : UOM:39015048080371
Genre : Commercial art
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Category: Commercial art

Ladies Home Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015066095541
Genre : Women's periodicals
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ISBN : UVA:X006161507
Genre : African American musicians
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Category: African American musicians

Frommer S Washington D C

Author : Elise Ford
ISBN : PSU:000058307410
Genre : Washington (D.C.)
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Provides information on accommodations, dining, sights, sports, shopping, nightlife, and day trips.
Category: Washington (D.C.)


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121716422
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : PSU:000045663147
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Business India

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ISBN : NWU:35556037946365
Genre : Business
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Category: Business

Communication Arts

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ISBN : UOM:39015047810380
Genre : Commercial art
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Teachers Writers

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ISBN : UVA:X006083677
Genre : Creative writing
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ISBN : UVA:X006045406
Genre : Russian language
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Category: Russian language

Neue Horizonte

Author : David Dollenmayer
ISBN : 9781285675312
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 26.15 MB
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Packed with contemporary dialogue, engaging readings, active vocabulary, and an assortment of hands-on activities, NEUE HORIZONTE, 8e skillfully instills both communicative and grammatical competency using a diversified methodology that adapts well to a variety of teaching and learning styles. The new edition combines a vibrant new four-color design with its signature clear grammar presentations, practical vocabulary lessons, beautiful prose and poetry, and more. Immersing readers into a complete language-learning experience, its unique integrated treatment stresses a balance of communicative competence, cultural awareness, and mastery of language structures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Introduction To Legal English

Author : Mark E. Wojcik
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063711449
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Employing a hands-on, structured approach, the author leads the reader through carefully crafted exercises that allow readers to understand and make practical use of AngloAmerican legal terminology. The layered sequence of topics and exercises leads from the simplest use of legal terminology in conversation to mastery of advanced legal terminology and increasingly complex writing.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Words On Cassette 1999

Author : R R Bowker Publishing
ISBN : 0835240967
Genre : Audiocassettes
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Category: Audiocassettes