Slang is the English language doomed

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posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 02:43 PM
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After talking with a friend of mine that shall remain nameless ( CODY :lol
It has come to my attention just how much all English speaking people in the world have corrupted the language.

, What I would like here is for members to give explanation's of the meaning of their slang. Or examples of it in a sentence. To help other members know what in the [snip] they are talking about when they are posting.

I have another good friend that will give me replies in "gutter Welsh" ( I think). His comments are both witty, and funny. But I feel like I need Google Translator to reply sometimes. So lets help each other.


Here are a few words from my neck of the woods.

Yonder: any distance you don't know the real distance to.

Pishaw: Disbelief

pertinear: Just about

Jonny Law; Police

Renob; A backwards boner

I Rekon : I guess so. (I once had a Mexican friend say, I crash in, he thought it was the same)

Bees Knees; Really cool

Catawampus: not in a straight line

Howsurmomandim: how is the family

For a change please don't single me out. I had a thread a member took offense to, and I can see his point. I would just like to hear some of the slang in other Countries and maybe we can have a little fun exchanging it.

If you have a question on the slang from a certain country or area. Ask a member from that area.

If we all get together and share our slang. Pretty soon nobody will know what anyone is saying.




posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 02:53 PM
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reply to post by rockymcgilicutty
 
Good idea Rocky! Here's a few to add to the dictionary:

catacornered: at approximately a 45 degree angle from, generally on the other side of the street

yontsum: do you want some?

fixin' a git ready: almost ready to begin preparations



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 02:56 PM
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Leeds, West Yorkshire


Any distance you don't know the real distance to: Milage, F'that.

Disbelief: Bull#

Police: Pigs

A backwards boner: Trannie..

I guess so: Ye.

Really cool: Dogs Bollox

Not in a straight line: Bent

If none of the above, then swear - #, # and bastard suit most situations
edit on 25-4-2013 by n00bUK because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 02:58 PM
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reply to post by rockymcgilicutty
 


I live in The English Midlands, just outside "The Black Country" as it is know. They have their own local slang. Here you go, sort this lot out:-

www.thedialectdictionary.com...



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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I personally favor Redonkulous : Regarding that ridiculous statement makes you appear that of a donkey....



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:06 PM
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I learned ebonix's in the ghetto of Chicago.... I agree... So let me state something and maybe you could translate this one for me....

Dat iz da sheezy for heezy bra, dunt b wizzlin inz da bizzlin bra. fa reelz~

This actually came out of someone's mouth, I laughed so hard.... It hurt.


Anyone have a rosetta stone lying around?



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:07 PM
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Slang even has a dictionary now...

The Urban Dictionary Reference Thread

Ever heard of an Assfax?

I've used it several times since I first heard of it...




posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:07 PM
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You know who corrupted English? Shakespeare

Dude made up 1700 words. He's a menace to society and tortures our youth to this day
edit on 25-4-2013 by Hawking because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by Hawking
You know who corrupted English? Shakespeare

Dude made up 1700 words.


I disagree...

I think the world of "hip hop" and rap corrupted the English language... At least shakespear made it sound good...

Now we have words like hizzy, and for shizzle...

Retards
Attempting
Poetry




posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:15 PM
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reply to post by rockymcgilicutty
 


I'm sure the English have been wondering this about Americans for the last 200 years.
lol



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:16 PM
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What I found harder to believe than a choir boy in a porn shop, and started this thread was why anyone would call a phone a dog. And a Phone and receiver a dog and bone.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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reply to post by grey580
 


LOL I guess before 200 years ago the English were wondering about the English?



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:19 PM
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reply to post by alldaylong
 


arm a black country mon



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by sulaw
reply to post by rockymcgilicutty
 


I learned ebonix's in the ghetto of Chicago.... I agree... So let me state something and maybe you could translate this one for me....

Dat iz da sheezy for heezy bra, dunt b wizzlin inz da bizzlin bra. fa reelz~

This actually came out of someone's mouth, I laughed so hard.... It hurt.


Anyone have a rosetta stone lying around?


That makes a excellent point for this thread.

Do you have any idea what that means?



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:21 PM
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Originally posted by Hawking
You know who corrupted English? Shakespeare

Dude made up 1700 words. He's a menace to society and tortures our youth to this day
edit on 25-4-2013 by Hawking because: (no reason given)


Shakespeare was to the English language as Sir Issac Newton was to the world of science:-

www.bardweb.net...



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:22 PM
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reply to post by rockymcgilicutty
 


that is the # for (unknown) bro, don't be messing in my business bro, for real



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:23 PM
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I thought there was a conspiracy as to whether Shakespeare wrote those works.

Who gets the blame then?



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:25 PM
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Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
What I found harder to believe than a choir boy in a porn shop, and started this thread was why anyone would call a phone a dog. And a Phone and receiver a dog and bone.


That is from Cockney rhyming slang.

Dog and Bone - Phone

Rosie Lee - Tea

Rabbit and pork - Talk

Elephant's Trunk - Drunk

Cream Crackered - Knackered

Knackered - Tired

China Plate - Mate (as in, my old China)

Mickey Mouse - House

Whistle and Flute - Suite



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
reply to post by Akragon
 


I thought there was a conspiracy as to whether Shakespeare wrote those works.

Who gets the blame then?


The only conspiracy about Will Shakespeare is that made by the people of London and the South East of England.Some people from those areas cannot bear the fact that Shakespeare came from The English Midlands. They believe that someone so great as he should have come from London. It's an envy thing you know.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:27 PM
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don't forget

if it's 'the' bollocks - it's good

if it's bollocks - it's she-ite
edit on 25-4-2013 by clemo because: (no reason given)





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