Slangs In The English Language



For hundreds of years, English has been continuously changing.
Words that were unacceptable 300 years ago are now commonplace. English
has always had a trademark of being a comfortable language, the language of
the common people (MacNeil 143). Change in the grammar and diction of a
language is natural, and English is always confronted with changes. Among
them are the use of slang, clipped word endings, and new dialects. Some
Conservatives do not like changes because they claim that standard English
is a perfect language; they do not want to corrupt it. Others simply do
not like change. Neither group of Conservatives has any new arguments,
and nothing to fear from change.
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simply rebelling against established English grammar and diction. However,
most of the adults did the same thing when they were children. Adults have
been frowning on slang for generations (Crystal 104).
Conservatives also look down upon slang because slang is not used
by people of high status. If they hear someone speaking in Jive, they will
be angry because Jive is not the way that high class people speak. People
who do not like slang are usually prejudiced as well. They do not want to
hear other ways of talking because it deviates from the way they talk.
Also, much slang comes from other languages, of which Conservatives might
also be prejudiced. The dialect that a person uses may make him
comfortable, but this is not considered. If a language is not comfortable,
why would you want to speak it?
Language has always changed to fit the paradigms of society
(Crystal 105). For example, in Shakespeare's time, many contractions used
today were considered poor ...

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