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Early one morning as I embarked on an adventure down Lanes Lane to the Sheehy Student Center I seemed to notice things I never really paid much attention to Looking desperately for a topic for my next paper I tried to notice things in my everyday life that I could possibly write about As I walked into the bookstore the person standing behind the ACE desk asked me if I wanted to sign up for an activity I politely declined noting that if I had stopped for one more thing after this I would be late to class As I turned my back to walk into the store he said to me Fine Dis a brotha like dat That was when it hit me Slang is such a major part of our daily lives but yet is so common that no one really notices it anymore Wherever you walk nowadays popular culture has shaped our dialect whether it be from as early as elementary school age children to full grown adults To many people slang is just an easier way to communicate with people People feel more comfortable using slang than the formal language it is based on In fact every generation seemingly has its own slang dialect In the 1950s and 1960s rock and roll music was the big fad Teenagers were becoming more rebellious and the English language had already began to change with them Words familiar to people of this time would include swell jolly babe and groovy The 1970s brought disco fever into popular culture along with such merchandise as strobe lights disco balls black lights lava lamps and tie-dye While music groups such as the Bee-Gees KC and the Sunshine Band and The Commodores were leaving their marks at Radio City Music Hall slang changed yet again to fit the times and popular culture People would talk about how slammin their night had been and how they had boogied
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