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How we see slang differently - from age 17 to 73

14th July 2015
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What is slang? How do we use it? And how does it affect our language over time?

In this video a selection of very different people - ranging from a 17-year-old student to a 28-year-old travel blogger to a 73-year-old fitness instructor - discuss their relationship with slang with Kings College London professor Tony Thorne.

We particularly enjoyed the discussion over finding yourself a hot mess, and how the twitters change language in the eyes of those in their 40s.  

 

Read more about slang here: http://bit.ly/1SktlNZ

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