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Slang

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So the topic given was…what are some of your favorite slang words? Which are overused?

Wow…ok…do I know any slang anymore? Off the top of my head I cannot think of any slang words really. But I can tell you that there are many words that are so overused. The great “F-Bomb” is so overused lately here. It is used as an adjective, noun, adverb, verb…you name it. I am amazed at how that word can be used.

I think of George Carlin and his list of 7 words that you cannot say on television and then think about what we do hear on tv now. True they bleep out the F-Bomb but not really anything less. At night it really isn’t that safe to let your kids watch some channels. Cartoons at night are for adults.

Kids change the words that they use so frequently that I really don’t think that adults are meant to keep up with them or even to know what they are saying. I suppose that text language could be considered a form of slang but there are times that they change with the times.

My personal overused word is ‘whatever’. It means everything and nothing all at the same time. I have used it to get someone to leave me alone, stop talking, tell them off…any number of ways. It is all in the tone of voice.