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016 February 2010words, words, words

Posted Feb 16 2010 12:00am

What I love about the Internets (or one of the things, anyway) is that you can have a blog about pretty much anything you want or about nothing at all.

I stumbled across this blog called Wordemic. The writer mostly talks about words and languages and their meanings and how they can change over time.

I really enjoyed one post in particular on slang . The writer (who strikes me as male, but I couldn’t say why) says a person’s slang is determined by where they learned to speak or where they spent a lot of time. I know that’s true. I have Canadian, North Jersey and probably some North Carolina slang in my own personal dialect. Most people in the States don’t know what a two-four is, but if I said to any of my T-dot friends that I was heading to the LCBO to pick one up, they’d know what I meant. Hell, they’d probably want to come.

Pretty cool, eh?

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