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Slang when used as a noun refers to nonstandard terms or nonstandard usage of standard terms Slang provides different symbols from which communication messages can be constructed Slang is more than a noun though Slang is a process This means slang is also a verb We slang as well as speak slang The process of slanging involves the creation and use of slang In everyday life slang reflects the experiences beliefs and values of its speakers Every new generation and subculture has a different vocabulary of slang words As we slowly come out of adolescence we fade away from the use of slang Items that we frequently encounter or are important to us are often given slang symbols There are many terms to say something is good or bad and to evaluate people positively or negatively Today slang is also descriptive and contains many symbols for food or eating money effective or ineffective performance relationships intoxication and places Why do young adults speak slang There is one simple reason Its cool Slang is cool in the sense of being in style When we speak we are communicating not only a message of what we are saying but also a message about who we believe we are our identity It is a type of performance and shows that the speaker is in tune with the times A second reason for why slang is so cool is it lets us have a sense of being acceptable People dont slang all of the time Rather the use of slang is reserved for circumstances that accept the use of slang Usually slang is used in informal environments and avoided in formal settings This is because it could result in the person being judged negatively Slang can become a fun way of expressing yourself Slanging can be creative and humorous In a way it can be thought of as playing Slang may be
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