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Table of Contents 1. ¿What It Is?¿: The Essentials of Slang Mongo¿Slang by Definition¿Language of Purpose versus Language of Being¿ Lowdown, or Poetry on the Down Low?¿What It Is 2. Fitting In: The Social Dynamics of Slang Flash Slang Cards¿Boyz in the Hood Speak Slang, Soccer Moms Don¿t¿ Youth: An Interlude¿Negotiating with Slang¿It¿s a Small World, After All 3. Standing Out: Aesthetic Dimensions of Slang A Dime A Rhyme¿Indiddlyfixing is the Shiznit¿Lexifabricography and the Lexically Meaningful Infix¿The Raunch and the Hip: Two Slang Aesthetics¿Slang as a Negative Capability 4. It¿s All in Your Head: Cognitive Aspects of Slang This Is Your Brain on Slang¿Slang and Language Play¿¿My bad¿ Means Never Having to Say, ¿I¿m sorry¿¿Slang as Linguistic Spandrel¿Towards a Poetics of Slang
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English language -- Slang.
English language -- Jargon.