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All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Miss Davis: Can anyone tell me a common slang term for the male erection?
Student: Boner? Is boner one?
Miss Davis: Yes! Boner is good, boner is very good!More [05/27/2007 12:05:00]
Murray: Woman, lend me fi' dollas.
Dionne: Murray, I have asked you repeatedly not to call me "woman".
Murray: Excuse me, "Ms. Dionne."
Dionne: Thank you.
Murray: Okay, but, street slang is an increasingly valid form of expression. Most of the feminine pronouns do have mocking, but not necessarily in misogynistic undertones.More [07/24/2007 12:07:00]
Albert Steptoe:
[Albert has placed 'bum' on the Scrabble board] My "bum" is the American word for 'tramp'.



Harold Steptoe:
Well, that is where I've got you because you can't use any slang or colloquialisms!



Albert Steptoe:
Right then, I'll stick to me English "bum". And that's the part of your anatomy that swells out of the back of your trousers.

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Mrs. Eynsford-Hill:
I do hope we wont have any unseasonable cold spells, they bring on so much influenza. And the whole of our family is succeptable to it.



Eliza Doolittle:
My Aunt died of influenza, or so they said. But its my belief they done the old woman in.



Mrs. Higgins:
Done her in?



Eliza Doolittle:
Yes, lord love you. Why should she die of influenza, when she come through diptheria right enough the year before. Fairly blue with it she was. They all thought she was dead. But my father, he kept ladling gin down her throat. Then she come to so sudden she bit the bowl right off the spoon.



Mrs. Eynsford-Hill:
Dear Me!



Eliza Doolittle:
Now what call would a woman with that strength in her have to die of influenza? And what become of her new straw hat that should have come to me?


[pause]



Eliza Doolittle:
Somebody pinched it. And what I say is: them 'as pinched it, done her in.



Lord Boxington:
Done her in? Done her in did you say?



Lady Boxington:
Whatever does it mean?



Mrs. Higgins:
Its the new slang meaning someone has killed her.



Mrs. Eynsford-Hill:
Surely you don't think someone killed her?



Eliza Doolittle:
Do I not? Them she lived with would have killed her for a hatpin, let alone a hat.



Mrs. Eynsford-Hill:
But it can't have been right for your father to be pouring spirits down her throat like that, it could have killed her.



Eliza Doolittle:
Not her, gin was mother's milk to her. Besides he poured so much down his own throat, he knew the good of it.



Lord Boxington:
Do you mean he drank?



Eliza Doolittle:
Drank? My word something chronic.


[responding to freddy's laughter]



Eliza Doolittle:
Here! What are you sniggering at?



Freddy Eynsford-Hill:
The new small talk, you do it so awfully well.



Eliza Doolittle:
Well if I was doing it proper, what was you sniggering at? Have I said anything I oughtn't?



Mrs. Higgins:
No my dear.



Eliza Doolittle:
Well that’s a mercy anyhow...

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Juliette Forrest:
What does "Foc" mean?



Rigby Reardon:
It's a slang word. When a man and a woman are in love, the man puts his...



Juliette Forrest:
No, no. Here: "F. O. C."

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[Biggles and the others have reached the area used for testing the weapon]



Jim Ferguson:
[looking around] Looks like this place was nuked!



Biggles:
[Looks at Ferguson] Nuked? What's that?



Jim Ferguson:
American slang word. It means... to overeact.

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Capt. Herbert Sobel:
[the company is in formation at Camp Toccoa] You people are at the position of attention!


[Sobel walks up to Perconte, who presents his rifle for inspection]



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
Private Perconte, have you been blousing your trousers over your boots like a paratrooper?



Frank Perconte:
No, sir.



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
Then explain the creases at the bottom.



Frank Perconte:
[pause] No excuse, sir.



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
Volunteering for the parachute infantry is one thing, Perconte, but you've got a *long* way to prove that you belong here. Your weekend pass is revoked.


[Sobel moves down the line to Luz]



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
Name.



George Luz:
Luz, George.


[he presents his rifle for inspection; Sobel examines it and tosses it back at him]



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
Dirt in the rear sight aperture. Pass revoked.


[Sobel moves down the line to Lipton]



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
When did you sew on these chevrons, Sergeant Lipton?



Carwood Lipton:
Yesterday, sir.



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
[holding up a single thread] Long enough to notice this. Revoked.



Carwood Lipton:
Sir.



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
[Sobel moves on to Malarkey] Name.



Donald Malarkey:
Malarkey, Donald G.


[he presents his rifle for inspection]



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
Malarkey. Malarkey's slang for "bullshit," isn't it?



Donald Malarkey:
Yes, sir.



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
[Sobel examines Malarkey's rifle, then tosses it back at him] Rust on the buttplate hinge spring, Private Bullshit. Revoked.


[Sobel moves on to Liebgott]



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
Name.



Joseph Liebgott:
Liebgott, Joseph D., sir.


[he presents his rifle for inspection]



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
[Sobel pulls Liebgott's bayonet out of its sheath and examines it] Rusty bayonet, Liebgott. You wanna kill Germans?



Joseph Liebgott:
Yes, sir.



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
[Sobel hits Liebgott's helmet with the bayonet] Not with this.


[he walks out in front of the company and holds the bayonet up for every man to see]



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
I wouldn't take this rusty piece of shit to war, and I will not take *you* to war in your condition!


[he thrusts the bayonet into the ground]



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
Now, thanks to these men and their infractions, every man in the company who had a weekend pass... has lost it.


[pause]



Capt. Herbert Sobel:
Change into your PT gear, we're running Currahee.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Aga:
[Catches Feyzo while writing grafitti] What are you writing on the wall, you idiot?



Feyzo:
Fasho Aga!


[Fasho:Turkish slang for fascist]



Aga:
What does Fasho mean?



Feyzo:
[After thinking for a while] Something like pimp... like fagot..

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Mr. Feather:
You see what's happening, don't you? How we're being corrupted by their hipper-than-thou fashion and cool slang you can't help but use?

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I love learning about different dialects and I own all sorts of regional and time-period slang dictionaries. I often browse through relevant ones while writing a story. I also read a lot of diaries and oral histories.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands, and goes to workMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Slang is a poor man's poetryMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When you think about Puritanism, you must begin by getting rid of the slang term 'Puritanism' as applied to Victorian religious hypocrisy. This does not apply to seventeenth-century Puritanism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I love learning about different dialects and I own all sorts of regional and time-period slang dictionaries. I often browse through relevant ones while writing a story. I also read a lot of diaries and oral histories.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I write in American slang.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My mother wouldn't allow me to speak slang when I was growing up. But when I got outside, around my friends, it was 'Yo' and 'That's the joint' and 'Yo, what's up?' So I had my game for my friends and my game for my mom.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Dauthless have the wierdest slang. Pansycake, Nose...is there a term for The Candor?" "Of course."Uriah grins."JerksMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The downtrodden are the great creators of slang.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is too late to be studying Hebrew; it is more important to understand even the slang of today.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know only two words of American slang, 'swell' and 'lousy'. I think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is swell.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My parents were hippies, and the story is that they went through a dictionary looking for a beautiful word to name me. They nearly called me Banyan, but flipped a few pages on and reached "China," thankfully. The other reason they liked it is that "china" is Cockney rhyming slang for "mate." People say "my old china," meaning "my old mate," because "china plate" rhymes with "mate.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My language limitations here are real. My vocabulary is adequate for writing notes and keeping journals but absolutely useless for an active moral life. If I really knew this language, there would surely be in my head, as there is in Webster's or the Dictionary of American Slang, that unreducible verb designed to tell a person like me what to do next.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The one stream of poetry which is continually flowing is slang.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I fell in love with hip-hop, my favorite rapper was Jay-Z. But I used to like Common and Nas. But I was a South dude. So I grew up on UGK, Triple Six, Outkast, and Pastor Troy. That's where I get my lingo, my slang, my passion.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you use a colloquialism or a slang word or phrase, simply use it; do not draw attention to it by enclosing it in quotation marks. To do so is to put on airs, as though you were inviting the reader to join you in a select society of those who know better.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Have you ever wondered why the slang terms for intoxication are so demolition-oriented? Stoned, smashed, hammered. It's because they're talking about the Ego. It's the Ego that gets blasted, waxed, plastered.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They can bite, but cannot be us,
They can come and pick up little slang but cannot see us,
You ought to be ashamed trying to fit in my adidas,
So Run like DMC like you don't know you got no heaterMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When you depart from standard usage, it should be deliberate and not an accidental lapse. Like a poet who breaks the rules of poetry for creative effect, this only works when you know and respect the rule you are breaking. If you have never heard of the rules you are breaking, you have no right to do so, and you are likely to come off like a buffoon or a barbarian. Breaking rules, using slang and archaic language can be effective, but it is just as likely to give you an audience busy with wincing.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A wise man should not divulge the formula of a medicine which he has well prepared; an act of charity which he has performed; domestic conflicts; private affairs with his wife; poorly prepared food he may have been offered; or slang he may have heard.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
correct English is the slang of prigs ...More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I found cause to wonder upon what ground the English accuse Americans of corrupting the language by introducing slang words. I think I heard more and more different kinds of slang during my few weeks' stay in London than in my whole "tenderloin" life in New York. But I suppose the English feel that the language is theirs, and that they may do with it as they please without at the same time allowing that privilege to others.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Try and write straight English; never using slang except in dialogue and then only when unavoidable. Because all slang goes sour in a short time. I only use swear words, for example, that have lasted at least a thousand years for fear of getting stuff that will be simply timely and then go sour.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The fastidious taste will find offence in the occasional vulgarisms, or what we now call slang, which not a few of our writers seem to have affected.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Young boy, let his gun bang, let his nuts hang
Transition to a Lamborghini from a Mustang
Drugs slang in the drug game with the hustling
(I know one thing) Anything is better than that 1 trainMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know you like the way I am freakin' it.
I talk with slang and I'm never gonna stop speakin' it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My music is just fresh. Everybody say it's a breath of fresh air because it's not like the normal Houston sound you would hear. I am from Houston and I use that same slang and I carry myself the same way as a Houstonian and I'm a Houston dude born and raised, but the music is a lil bit different due to the things I've seen and the things I've learned and put that into my music.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a mass language only in the same sense that its baseball slang is born of baseball players. That is, it is a language which is being molded by writers to do delicate things and yet be within the grasp of superficially educated people. It is not a natural growth, much as its proletarian writers would like to think so. But compared with it at its best, English has reached the Alexandrian stage of formalism and decay.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've found that there are only two kinds that are any good: slang that has established itself in the language, and slang that you make up yourself. Everything else is apt to be passe before it gets into print.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
H. L Mencken's Dictionary of the American Language supplies a long list of slang terms for being drunk, but the Irish are no slouches, either. They're spannered, rat-arsed, cabbaged, and hammered; ruined, legless, scorched, and blottoed; or simply trolleyed or sloshed. In Kerry, you're said to be flamin'; in Waterford, you're in the horrors; and in Cavan, you've gone baloobas, a tough one to wrap your tongue around if you ARE baloobas. In Donegal, you're steamin', while the afflicted in Limerick are out of their tree.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Slang is vigorous and apt. Probably most of our vital words were once slang.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Down through the years certain fads of slang had come and gone, and their vestiges could be found in Janie's and Mabel's conversation, like mastodon bones in a swamp.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
She wanted more, more slang, more figures of speech, the bee's knees, the cats pajamas, horse of a different color, dog-tired, she wanted to talk like she was born here, like she never came from anywhere elseMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I’ve always been a word guy, I like weird words and I like American slang and all that and words that are no longer being used… I like to drag them out of the box and wave them around… this is an interesting one, it’s amazing how in addition to punctuation just a little pause in the wrong place can just completely transform the meaning of something.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I leave you free to imagine any dialogue you please. Choose whatever may charm you. Have it, if you like, that they hear the voice of the blood, or that they fall in love at first sight... Conceive the wildest improbabilities. Have it that the depths of their beings are thrilled at accosting each other in slang. Tangle them suddenly in a swift embrace or a brotherly kiss. Do whatever you like.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What is slang in one age sometimes goes into the vocabulary of the purist in the next.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Trying to keep up with current slang sucks.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Compassion speaks with a slight accent. She was a vulnerable child, miserable in school, cold, shy ... In ninth grade she was befriended by Courage. Courage lent Compassion bright sweaters, explained the slang, showed her how to play volleyball.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
MCs get a little bit of love and think they hot,
Talkin bout how much money they got...all y'all records sound the same.
I'm sick of that fake thug, R&B-rap scenario, all day on the radio,
Same scenes in the video, monotonous material.
...Y'all don't hear me though:
These record labels slang our tapes like dope.
You can be next in line and signed, and still be writing rhymes and broke.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I want a girl with extensions in her hair,
Bamboo earrings, at least two pair,
A Fendi bag and a bad attitude,
That's all I need to get me in a good mood.
She can walk with a switch and talk with street slang,
I love it when a woman ain't scared to do her thing.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Keep my planets in orbit,
Never forfeit or quit,
Move forward...
I talk with the awkward slang,
I walk with the Wu-Tang.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sure am glad I'm not royalty," I muttered. "I wouldn't want to have to bump uglies with someone I can't stand. On a regular basis. And no one else." "Ow!" I exclaimed, trying to yank my fingers from Trent but finding them caught. Then I colored, realizing what I'd said. "Oh… sorry," I stammered, meaning it. "That was insensitive." Trent's frown turned into a sly smirk. "Bump uglies?" he said, eyes on the table behind me. "You are a font of gutter slang, Rachel. We must do this again.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My best friend Madison keeps a list on her phone of all of the different English slang that I say, so she has kind of like a translator so she can understand without having to ask me, "What on Earth are you talking about when you say 'nackered'?"More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I beg your pardon: correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays. And the strongest slang of all is the slang of poets.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Shakespearean words, foreign words, slang and dialect and made-up phrases from kids on the street corner: English has room for them all. And writers - not just literary writers, but popular writers as well - breathe air into English and keep it lively by making it their own, not by adhering to some style manual that gets handed out to college Freshmen in a composition class.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Slang in a woman's mouth is not obscene, it only sounds so.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The American has no language, he has a dialect, slang, provincialism, accent and so forthMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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