Tag Archives: slang

Haii Hawai’i

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Hawai’i, the fiftieth state1 of our nation and the only archipelago of tropical islands I can fly to without a passport. I almost panicked for a minute when I realized … Continue reading

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Seven Scenes from the Shelter

It is 6:30am, and the dishwasher is broken. Someone from a previous shift left a note on the door of the machine that said, “The bottom rack is missing its wheels, so we used knives to prop it up as … Continue reading

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Just emailing

Hello Andrew, This is one of the Linguistics 100 students just emailing you to say thank you for the lecture today about sociolinguistics. This is one of the topics that I have always wanted to learn more about since I … Continue reading

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I am old now and can no longer keep up with young folks’ slang. What does “low-key” mean to you? The other day, I was chatting with friend of mine who is a few years younger, and he said something … Continue reading

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