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 (08/18/2014) [-]
Better run for cover if Jaden Smith gets a hold of this
#1 - kingdork (08/18/2014) [-]
And swell is slang for super-well
And swell is slang for super-well
#5 - selfrazedzealot (08/19/2014) [-]
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.
#6 to #5 - xcoreyx (08/19/2014) [-]
I was going to say this exact thing
#7 to #6 - John Cena (08/19/2014) [-]
But you didn't. And in lieu of saying that exact thing you said essentially nothing at all.
But you didn't. And in lieu of saying that exact thing you said essentially nothing at all.
User avatar #19 to #5 - pipchimturt (08/19/2014) [-]
This comment follows this post like a lost puppy, it's ALWAYS brought up!
#9 to #5 - vymastenaochechula ONLINE (08/19/2014) [-]
that would make sense if tumblr wasn't once again full of ****

slang (n.)
1756, "special vocabulary of tramps or thieves," later "jargon of a particular profession" (1801), of uncertain origin, the usual guess being that it is from a Scandinavian source, such as Norwegian slengenamn "nickname," slengja kjeften "to abuse with words," literally "to sling the jaw," related to Old Norse slyngva "to sling." But OED, while admitting "some approximation in sense," discounts this connection based on "date and early associations." Liberman also denies it, as well as any connection with French langue (or language or lingo). Rather, he derives it elaborately from an old slang word meaning "narrow piece of land," itself of obscure origin. Century Dictionary says "there is no evidence to establish a Gipsy origin." Sense of "very informal language characterized by vividness and novelty" first recorded 1818.
#16 to #9 - vymastenaochechula ONLINE (08/19/2014) [-]
thumbing me down for providing citation for the word origin, wow rood
#15 to #5 - John Cena (08/19/2014) [-]
Tumblr posts always screw up that last "mind blown" sentence by getting it wrong or thinking it's deeper than it is
#18 - John Cena (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]
#3 - fezzo (08/18/2014) [-]
BOOMSLANG!
#21 to #8 - quoterox (08/19/2014) [-]
#BRINGBACKTALLYWAGS2014
#BRINGBACKTALLYWAGS2014
#20 - endospore ONLINE (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 (08/19/2014) [-]
English is so god damn confusing
English is so god damn confusing
User avatar #12 to #11 - marioslmg (08/19/2014) [-]
Thats a nice bass.
But what kind of bass?
Sound bass?
Fish bass?
#14 to #11 - John Cena (08/19/2014) [-]
Maybe if you're a ******* 12 year old.
#22 to #14 - tomatoesauce (08/19/2014) [-]
no, but I am ******* a 12 year old!
User avatar #4 - mountaindewkie (08/18/2014) [-]
Phanact is slang for complete and utter faggot
#23 - John Cena (08/19/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolled image**
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'?
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