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Slang Culture Is Real, Guys
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Posted 5/31/15 , edited 5/31/15
I don't get why people are so worked up on professionalism. Vocabulary was.. made up at one point, am I right? Now for some reason, we have to follow government standards, otherwise we'd be looked down upon. God forbid someone say bruh, m8, nigguh, or any other type of slang. Like seriously? There's nothing wrong with that LOL. I understand that there needs to be a standard, but does it have to apply everywhere we go? Chill out, guys.

If anything, I think collecting chibi figures, and sleeping bags with anime characters on them, or even yelling random Japanese words is just as cringe worthy as modern slang. Though, I'm pretty sure none of you guys do that lol, but to whom it may concern.

That's my two cents on that matter.
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New York is cool.
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Posted 5/31/15
idk why people are getting all salty about people using slang. Its not like anyone's forcing you or your friends to use it. Although, I do agree that you shouldn't speak slang 24/7 and actually learn "Proper" English.
Posted 5/31/15

severticas wrote:

New York is cool.


Damn right
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Well, as long as the point gets across more or less intact.
Posted 5/31/15

AiYumega wrote:


severticas wrote:

New York is cool.


Damn right


mmm New York
Posted 5/31/15


I can never understand anything you are saying but I enjoy it
Posted 5/31/15

AiYumega wrote:

I can never understand anything you are saying but I enjoy it


Stay cool brah
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Posted 5/31/15 , edited 5/31/15
I hate slang to be honest. Along with all the other trends like twerking, tweeting, selfies, the ice bucket challenge, the cinnamon challenge....cmon guys, you don't have to copy everyone else -_-
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Hearing kids talk these days, and even adults too, makes me cringe...
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This isn't news to me. I hear this in every day conversation. It's kind of a normal thing for me. I hear my brother all the time like "BRUH" and "1V1 M8 I'LL KICK YOUR ASS I SWEAR ON ME MUM".

It doesn't really affect anyone's intelligence. At least it doesn't affect mine, for someone who says "ay lmao" in conversation. so I think we're neither evolving or devolving.
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Slang really isn't a indication of a person's intelligence and people sometimes do not realize what they're saying because it maybe integrated into their language library.
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Proper grammar in English is like the core of the language. Everyone pretty much understands this core. Which is why it's use is preferable in business and journalism. Slang can take a while to catch on or only be regional. It's meaning doesn't always travel. I'm fluent in both. The setting that I'm in dictates how I carry on conversation.
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Posted 6/1/15

narutosonic330 wrote:

I don't get why people are so worked up on professionalism. Vocabulary was.. made up at one point, am I right? Now for some reason, we have to follow government standards, otherwise we'd be looked down upon. God forbid someone say bruh, m8, nigguh, or any other type of slang. Like seriously? There's nothing wrong with that LOL. I understand that there needs to be a standard, but does it have to apply everywhere we go? Chill out, guys.

If anything, I think collecting chibi figures, and sleeping bags with anime characters on them, or even yelling random Japanese words is just as cringe worthy as modern slang. Though, I'm pretty sure none of you guys do that lol, but to whom it may concern.

That's my two cents on that matter.


It isn't government standards. The standards tend to be sourced from academia, particularly certain groups. For example, Webster's Dictionary has a bit of influence over what is considered to an actual word in many places. Slang does evolve, and some of it has an enduring impact on a language while the rest fades away. Languages and dialects evolve over time, but historically if you want to be taken seriously in academia or the halls of power you avoid most current slang and stick to a more recognized parlance. The scarier bits aren't slang, but information that suggests that the US Congress has the average writing level of tenth graders. I'm not sure tenth grade writing (which is just past the level of the writing some scholars claim "Twilight" clocks in at) is sufficient for the complexities of law and policy necessary to operate the United States of America.

Slang and more fluid language is fine in certain venues. I don't expect text message sent to me to be written at a collegiate level. I would hope that the guys supposedly running my government could write at a level above tenth grade, but some data suggests it isn't a stylistic choice for many of them so much as the limit of their skill.
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Posted 6/1/15

AiYumega wrote:


severticas wrote:

New York is cool.


Damn right


bruh cali better doe
Posted 6/1/15 , edited 6/17/15


I just laughed out loud
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