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Media: An Article on Slang Trends

Submitter: Amy Brunett

Submitter Email: brunett@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Media Body: In the online article 'That's So Mysto: What makes slang stick?', Juliet
Lapidos discusses slang and why some terms survive while others don't. See
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http://www.slate.com/id/2301803/
Issue Number: 22.3564
Date Posted: September 12, 2011

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