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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Henry Carmona, Jun 7, 2003.
That was my favorite part also
so, how long before someone tries to benefit from the fact that street slang is now legally considered a foreign language in the UK?
here in the US we've already seen the city of Portland, Oregon attempt to hire an interpreter to speak Klingon in case any mental patients refused to speak any other language. they only backed off after it became public.
That was already tried in Oakland a few years ago. That's where the term "ebonics" originated from.
Kinda on topic:
Have you seen this!!
OK now, I see absolutely NO problem with a slang word making it in the dictionnary, it happens all the time. So exactly what is the problem in this case Mark?
My problem with slang in the dictionary is that many times, the use of the slang only lasts a few years. I have a feeling that in a few years, the term "bling-bling" will not be utilized to the degree it is today because it has been played out.
Oxford does this every year though. Adding a few slang words to trump of interest in their newest edition of the dictionary.
But that happens with hundreds of words in the English language already.
There are words in there that were once used say in the 18th or 19th centuries that no one uses anymore either, but theyre still in there.
When is the last time you heard someone use the word sanguinary?
I think "bling-bling" is known and used by enough people that it deserves to make the Oxford dictionary as much as all the slang that has preceeded it.
I've only ever heard "bling-bling" used as a descriptive term for really tacky/gaudy jewelry.
Then again, I'm usually (and willingly) out of touch with post-80s pop culture :p)
On the contrary.
I have only heard the term "bling-bling" used in rap songs to date. Thats not to say urban types and other sorts of surburban white teens who buy most of the rap albums, don't use it on a daily basis. I just know from a personal standpoint that I have never used it in conversation nor have had any friends use the term. I guess I don't travel in hip circles anymore.