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Sunday, 1 December 2019

Sunday Rest: slanguage: Word Not To Use Today.

Slanguage is language which involves the use of non-standard words, i.e. words restricted in use either to non-formal occasions, or within a particular social class, age range, or outlook.

Yep, so it's exactly the same thing as slang, then.

Ah well.

Word Not To Use Today: slanguage. This...but you can tell how this word is put together. The word slang appeared in English in the 1700s, and it looks as though its meaning started off as a strip of land, often a meandering one, and then later the similar sort of route taken by a tramp or band of strolling players. Later still the special language used among these itinerant people also came to be known as slang.

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