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don't know the law obey the law break the law 9. con She met lots of men on the internet and conned quite a few into chatting with her online telling her about their lives sending her money 10. cop A cop's job is to protect innocent people shoot bad people arrest good people 11. app If you want to find some killer apps, you should go to a software website the city zoo a high-security prison 12. blog If you want to see some blogs, you should go walking in a jungle go to an aquarium go online 13. egosurf If you'd like to go egosurfing, you'll need a surfboard a surf report an Internet connection 14. flame Cathy was flamed in an online forum. Someone said she was sexy funny stupid 15. geek If you want to meet a lot of geeks, you should go to a baseball game a software convention a

jazz festival 16. acid If someone takes a tab of acid, they will probably be arrested for stealing chemicals see things that aren't real go to sleep 17. alky | alkie | alchy Gillian thinks her husband's an alkie because he gets drunk every day has wine with his dinner most nights drinks beer with his mates some nights 18. blow (2) If someone says, "Hey, you wanna score some blow?" they're trying to sell you some Pornography Marijuana cocaine 19. booze The guys were looking for more booze, and Ted yelled "Yes!" when he found a bottle of cough mixture methylated spirits Scotch whisky 20. busted Glen has to go to court on Friday. He was busted last week for growing his own vegetables growing his own marijuana brewing his own beer 21. ace (1) Louis is an ace

driver on the Formula One circuit, so he's very good at driving golf balls highly skilled at racing fast cars an average Formula One driver 22. awesome Francine said the most awesome thing she did on her holiday was read an interesting book buy some clothes go skydiving for the first time 23. dork A young person who is called a dork is probably good at sports not good at relating to people clever at maths and science 24. dweeb The kids call Mark a dweeb because he's clever but he doesn't say much stupid and aggressive good-looking and smart 25. gnarly When my kids say something is gnarly, it means they think it's extremely good extremely bad either of the above Translate the dialogue in Standard English David: I thought this was supposed to be a big bash! Bob: Oh, it will be.

Stephanie said it`s gonna be huge. We`re just early, that`s all. So , what do ya think of her house? David: This place`s really cool. Stephanie`s old man must be loaded. Hey, look! There`s that Donna chick. Man, can she strut her stuff! Don`t ya think she`s a turn on? Bob: No way! Have you lost it? She may have a great bod, but as for her face , we`re talkin` butt ugly. Get real! Come on, let`s go scarf out on some chow before it`s gone. David: What is this stuff? Bob: Beats me. Looks like something beige. Just go for it. David: Yuck! Make me heave! Hey, dude… this party`s a drag. I dunno about you, but I’m makin` a bee line for the door. I `m history! CONCLUSION According to the British lexicographer, Eric Partridge (1894-1979), people use slang for any of at least 17

reasons: In sheer high spirits, by the young in heart as well as by the young in years; 'just for the fun of the thing'; in playfulness or waggishness. As an exercise either in wit and ingenuity or in humour. (The motive behind this is usually self-display or snobbishness, emulation or responsiveness, delight in virtuosity). To be 'different', to be novel. To be picturesque (either positively or - as in the wish to avoid insipidity - negatively). To be unmistakably arresting, even startling. To escape from clichés, or to be brief and concise. (Actuated by impatience with existing terms.) To enrich the language. (This deliberateness is rare save among the well-educated, Cockneys forming the most notable exception; it is literary rather than spontaneous.) To lend an air of

solidity, concreteness, to the abstract; of earthiness to the idealistic; of immediacy and appositeness to the remote. (In the cultured the effort is usually premeditated, while in the uncultured it is almost always unconscious when it is not rather subconscious.) To lesson the sting of, or on the other hand to give additional point to, a refusal, a rejection, a recantation; To reduce, perhaps also to disperse, the solemnity, the pomposity, the excessive seriousness of a conversation (or of a piece of writing); To soften the tragedy, to lighten or to 'prettify' the inevitability of death or madness, or to mask the ugliness or the pity of profound turpitude (e.g. treachery, ingratitude); and/or thus to enable the speaker or his auditor or both to endure, to 'carry on'. To speak or