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Literary Agents email addresses


If you've written a story or a novel, click Literary Agents email addresses to see a list of literary agents' e-mail addresses
These are non-fee agents and if they have a website, you will see a link to the website listed next to the agent's email address




Writer's Free Reference

Slang


As discussed in Microsoft Encarta 97 Encyclopedia, slang can be described as informal, nonstandard words or phrases (lexical innovations) which tend to originate in subcultures within a society. Slang often suggests that the person utilizing the words or phrases is familiar with the hearer's group or subgroup--it can be considered a distinguishing factor of in-group identity. Microsoft Encarta states: "slang expressions often embody attitudes and values of group members." In order for an expression to become slang, it must be widely accepted and adopted by members of the subculture or group. Slang has no societal boundaries or limitations as it can exist in all cultures and classes of society as well as in all languages.



Slang expressions are created in basically the same way as standard speech. As stated in Microsoft Encarta, "expressions may take form as metaphors, similes, and other figures of speech." In addition, it is noted that the words used as slang may be new coinages, existing words may acquire new meanings, narrow meanings of words may become generalized, words may be abbreviated, etc. However, in order for the expression to survive, it must be widely adopted by the group who uses it. Slang is a way in which languages change and are renewed.

Story from The University of North Carolina www.uncp.edu



Slang is considered to be unacceptable in school.  Why not study to become an English educator at an online college ?  There you can receive your online bachelor degree and help children everywhere.




Slang Site

Wizard's Gay Slang Dictionary

Aussie Slang

London Slang

American Slang

College Slang





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If you've written a story or a novel, click Literary Agents email addresses to see a list of literary agents' e-mail addresses



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Editor


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Writers Free Reference


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Hannibal


Click to see Hannibal's Elephant Girl, a new novel by Ariion Kathleen Brindley





Jokes and Funny Stories


Do you need a good laugh? click Over 200 jokes and funny stories to see a wide variety of fun