Problem

Slang

Other Names:
Vulgarism
Nature:

Slang is language (words, phrases and usages) of an informal register that members of particular in-groups prefer over the common vocabulary of a standard language in order to establish group identity, exclude outsiders, or both. The word itself came about in the 18th century and has been defined in multiple ways since its conception. With each definition, the implications of slang vary.

Broader Problems:
Misuse of language
Values:
Vulgarity
Subject(s):
Language Languages
Language Linguistics
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET