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« on: July 25, 2007, 05:05:38 AM »
                                        Slang Contributions Forum

As part of an encyclopedic study of slang, I, Jorgen Naipaul, a lexicographer from Canada, welcome and appreciate input from Contributors. I am particularly looking for slang of subcultures, slang that is being used by ‘the man on the street’ - for instance: contemporary youth slang, urban slang, street slang, black slang, music slang, student slang or any type of slang – particularly those you have used or may have heard.

Due to the fact that I have conducted exhaustive research – please do not refer me to websites, books, articles, etc, for example, Urban Dictionary.

Contributions will be reviewed and Contributors will be acknowledged in upcoming publications, should their contribution/s be fresh and fit the format outlined below:

Note: If you are unable to provide all the following details, the word, its meaning and preferably its example of use can suffice.
Headword (or Phrase): e.g.  “Awesome”.

Part of speech: e.g. noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.

Geographical origin: e.g. US, UK, Aus, NZ, Caribbean, Northern English, Scotland, Ireland, South African, India, Bangladesh, etc..

Meaning: (Definition)

Origin, if possible:

Typical users: e.g. students, teenagers, office employees, schoolchildren, etc.

Example(s) of use (Illustration): (a direct quotation or an invented example).

Any Extra Information: (where you heard it, in what context, how old it is (or just a guesstimate), how common its use is, whether it is always used as an insult, a compliment, etc.)

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Thank you very much for your assistance.

Jorgen Naipaul
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