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In an attempt to help reldnahkram's efforts to bring more fun to LJ, here's a communal quiz:

There are slang words which are nouns, adjectives, etc... *how many* parts of speech have examples of (non-obscure) slang? Are there slang prepositions? Conjunctions?
1 point to the group for each different part of speech.

I'll toss out the first one. Adverb: Hella.

Date: 2011-01-07 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, noun, verb, adjective, and adverb (especially the latter two) are the easiest. Since you did a San Francisco one, here's the SoCal one my parents always hated (verb, usually past tense):

"to be like," or "to be all like" (to say)
and the closely related "to be all" (to say, paraphrased, possibly with gestures)

Date: 2011-01-07 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
One could make the argument that "but" is used slangily, as an objection that transcends its use as a simple conjunction.

"But - but - but "

For that matter, the similar use of the repeated "and" as a synonym for "et cetera" is on the slangy side.

Date: 2011-01-08 02:24 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Conjunctions -- 'n' for and I think qualifies? Geek-slang also has "on the gripping hand" which is a conjunctive phrase. "Anyways" also qualifies, even if it makes people cringe.

The other question is how many can "fuck" qualify for just on it's own. Interjection, noun, verb Possibly adverb if "fuck yeah" == very yes. Add "fucking" and you definitely have adjective and adverb (absofuckinglutely being the best example of infix in English I can think of).

For pronoun, I'm not sure if modern English genderless pronouns count as slang, but I'd argue for them. Also, ""fo shizzle ma nizzle" hits preposition and possessive article. It's a compound phrase, but. Actually, there are a lot of standardized variant spellings for common words used on the 'net to specifically colloquialize speech -- I've used "mah" for "my" and there are lots of others. Plus the net-specific ones -- 4 for for, u for you, etc.

Date: 2011-01-08 03:13 am (UTC)
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I wasn't sure about the genderless pronouns either... I'd almost call them more jargon than slang, although they aren't standardized. But "y'all" certainly counts as a slang pronoun.

Date: 2011-01-08 04:44 am (UTC)
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