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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   Henry Carmona

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Posted June 07 2003 - 09:49 AM

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#2 of 25 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted June 07 2003 - 09:52 AM

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He also pondered the need for "expert drug dealers" to be called into court in similar cases to explain rap lyrics

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#3 of 25 OFFLINE   Henry Carmona

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Posted June 07 2003 - 09:55 AM

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#4 of 25 OFFLINE   Craig Robertson

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Posted June 07 2003 - 02:26 PM

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.Posted Image they only backed off after it became public.

#5 of 25 OFFLINE   Josh Lowe

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Posted June 07 2003 - 02:35 PM

That was already tried in Oakland a few years ago. That's where the term "ebonics" originated from.

#6 of 25 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted June 07 2003 - 02:38 PM

Kinda on topic:

Have you seen this!!
http://story.news.ya....g_dictionary_8

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#7 of 25 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted June 08 2003 - 01:39 AM

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?

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#8 of 25 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted June 08 2003 - 04:00 AM

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So exactly what is the problem in this case Mark?
My problem isn't with just this one.
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it happens all the time
That's what I have a problem with. I'm not really thrilled with slangs being in the dictionary in the first place.

But I'm not going to go around putting up posters and signing petitions about it. I just think it's silly to put stuff like that in the dictionary.

#9 of 25 OFFLINE   Justin Lane

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Posted June 08 2003 - 04:20 AM

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.

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#10 of 25 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted June 08 2003 - 05:42 AM

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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.
That's definitely Groovy!

#11 of 25 OFFLINE   Michael Martin

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Posted June 08 2003 - 07:48 AM

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That's definitely Groovy!


I was thinking it was more along the lines of gnarly, Mark, but you may be right! Posted Image

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#12 of 25 OFFLINE   Henry Carmona

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Posted June 08 2003 - 07:55 AM

Jutin,

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? Posted Image
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#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Craig Robertson

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Posted June 08 2003 - 08:27 AM

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When is the last time you heard someone use the word sanguinary?

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#14 of 25 OFFLINE   EdR

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Posted June 08 2003 - 09:09 AM

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That's what I have a problem with. I'm not really thrilled with slangs being in the dictionary in the first place.


Er, there are lots of slang words in the dictionary, most of which we don't consider slang any longer because they are commonplace.

It's a fact of language that new words are incorporated into common speech, and old words are dropped.

It seems weird when it happens during your lifetime, with words you recognize, but it's a process that has always happened (before the invention of dictionaries, and before the word 'slang' was coined) and always will.

#15 of 25 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted June 08 2003 - 11:14 AM

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there are lots of slang words in the dictionary, most of which we don't consider slang any longer because they are commonplace.
I fear the day when "Bling Bling" becomes "commonplace". Posted Image

#16 of 25 OFFLINE   Kevin T

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Posted June 08 2003 - 06:20 PM

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I fear the day when "Bling Bling" becomes "commonplace".


i don't. i welcome that day as it will be the final sign of the apocalypse and death will rain from the sky bringing a swath of carnage through the land like a pestilence. my only wish is that i shall remain alive long enough to watch all the people who say "bling bling" eviscerated. oh sweet slumber of ages....i bid thee welcome!!!

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#17 of 25 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted June 09 2003 - 01:31 AM

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.
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#18 of 25 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted June 09 2003 - 03:27 AM

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)

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#19 of 25 OFFLINE   Henry Carmona

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Posted June 09 2003 - 03:41 AM

On the contrary.
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#20 of 25 OFFLINE   Justin Lane

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Posted June 09 2003 - 04:39 AM

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.

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