Essays Tagged: "Slang"

Tony Kornheiser

out it so that the common man can relate. He is The Washington Post's Jerry Seinfeld. He blends the slang of the street man with the poetic verbs and fluid adjectives of an English teacher. For exampl ... wilight Zone before can relate this statement as a reference to the famous TV show, so Kornheiser's slang was effective in grabbing the reader, even if a large majority of them have no idea what the w ...

(5 pages) 30 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

This essay is about the slang used in the past and how it realtes to the slang children use in the present.

The dialect of the past definitely had its share of slang. Slang in my belief is a way a generation of children can communicate with one another as well ... y rebel against what parents call acceptable language. In the late seventies one of the most common slang used would have to have been the word groovy. In present time one of the most common slang use ... f hip-hop in today's culture influences much of what we wear to what we say.The derivatives of such slang usually come from their actual representation in the real world. For instance in many cases su ...

(2 pages) 56 0 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

About standard english and why it should or shouldnt be used

s of language becoming. This "English" is really a collection of "English's" comprised of dialects, slang, technical jargon and slogans we learn from television, movies, and magazines. However, Gramma ... o be interested in the offer. It is a straight forward sentence and does not contains usage such as slang or jargon. Many advertisements, including this one, tends to have very small text on the botto ...

(2 pages) 158 1 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

A essay about the civilization degression of the children in the story "Lord of the Flies"

e seaside rock, educated by public schools in a system designed to overwhelm an empire and uses the slang and jargon common to their time. Since Golding is describing a community of children with adul ...

(7 pages) 94 1 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

"A Clockwork Orange" by Stanley Kubrick.

m they rape and brutalize. The movie surrounds these acts of violence with a wide-range of invented slang, taken from the book by Anthony Burgess, on which the movie is based, startling images of sexu ... omposed of an invented dialect called Nadsat, which is loosely based on bits of Russian and English slang. The fanciful speech helps to detach the viewer from exactly what is happening, although it is ...

(5 pages) 98 1 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

öf mice and men" by John Steinbeck.

r style that appeals to us. Steinbeck was one man that incorporated his interest in animals and the slang of his time into his work. He weaved his words into a wonderful book that has been recognized ...

(2 pages) 31 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

"There eyes were watching god" by Zora Hurston.

nguage that paints a rustic picture to the reader. A unique blend was achieved by using regionalist slang, without compromising the integrity of the work itself. It is, however, quite easy to recogniz ...

(2 pages) 48 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay criticizing "My America" by Ed Anger.

he topic instead of actual statistics. His article attempts to throw off the reader by the usage of slang, off-topic examples, and remarks that ruin his credibility.The words Mr. Anger uses in his art ... ctive, however, they are often crude and unnecessary. He lets the reader know how he feels by using slang, and he uses it all the time. It is beginning to be his trademark, sometimes the words being s ...

(3 pages) 20 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Is rock music really from the devil?

Rock Music's Effect on Teens"Music alters and intensifies [teens'] moods, furnishes much of their slang, dominates their conversations and provides the ambiance at their social gatherings" (O'Toole) ...

(6 pages) 106 0 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Americanisms in England.

War remarked its use. But, according to J. Redding Ware, 1 it began to creep into English political slang about 1870, and in the 80's it was lifted to good usage by the late Joseph Chamberlain. Ware, ... ly its father.It is easy to overestimate the importance of these exportations, and of the transient slang-phrases that go with them. It takes a long while for one of them to become thoroughly naturali ...

(14 pages) 53 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison between The Red Badge of Courage and April Morning. Compares various aspects of both stories

April Morning uses complete English when he speaks. The character in The Red Badge of Courage uses slang and cut of language such as 'over th' river'. The character in April Morning was also more rel ...

(2 pages) 15 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Air Pollution Research Paper. Includes Introduction to air pollution,types of air pollution,Causes and solutions,and conclusion!

air pollution is smog. The word smog came from a newspaper article almost 50 years ago. The word is slang for smoke and fog, and that is indeed what smog is. Smog is a form of air pollution created by ...

(4 pages) 293 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Language and Sex. Sex differences in language.

ieties of language within language: age differences, cultural differences, occupational vocabulary, slang,, styles of speech and writing, and many others, but including of course sex differences in la ...

(12 pages) 314 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics


es "apunk" as "a) a young hoodlum b) a young person regarded as inexperienced, insignificant, etc.1[slang] poor; inferior." That is the worst misinterpretation I have ever come across. The membersof m ...

(7 pages) 76 4 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Revenge of the nerds movie review

Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology, nerd is listed as originating around 1965 in hot-rod and surfing slang, although it was in oral use prior to 1955. It originally meant "a foolish or ineffectual pers ...

(6 pages) 59 2 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A Review of the text 'The Other Madonna' by Scot Gardner

ook is also written for a younger audience than Gardener's other books, but its contemporary use of slang and dialogue opens it up to a broader audience.At first glance, the reader may be reminded of ...

(3 pages) 23 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Personal Communications

communication. The first difficulty would be grammatical errors; I often do this in the workplace. Slang would be my next offense. This is one error that is going to take time to break, as it has bee ...

(3 pages) 161 0 4.6 Sep/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Leadership and Communication

The English language is my biggest challenge

y where English is the dominant language.There are so many variations within that English language, slang, dialect, and now some of our leaders in Oakland, are taking into consideration to introduce E ...

(3 pages) 62 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A review of A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

ety.A rather well known hooligan named Alex is the central character of this classic. He speaks the slang of the future, developed by Burgess, which brilliantly shines up the world for these crooks. A ... re, developed by Burgess, which brilliantly shines up the world for these crooks. An example of the slang:"There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, Dim being re ...

(1 pages) 24 0 1.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Media Violence and You

ownups do it. Mindlessly we automatically imitate and follow the leader. Fads sweep societies--from slang to games to foods to clothing. Who hasn't found themselves repeating phrases recently heard? O ...

(6 pages) 64 0 4.1 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies