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« on: July 24, 2007, 12:13:46 AM »
                                        Slang Contribution Appeal!

I, Jorgen Naipaul, a lexicographer from Canada, welcome information from Contributors. I am looking for slang that is being used by ‘the man on the street’ - for instance: contemporary youth slang, urban slang, street slang, black slang, music slang, or any type of slang – particularly those you have used or may have heard.

Due to the fact that I have conducted exhaustive research – please do not refer me to websites, books, articles, etc.

Contributors will be acknowledged in upcoming publications, should their contribution/s be fresh and fit the format outlined below.

Headword (or Phrase): e.g.  “Awesome”.

Part of speech: e.g. noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.

Geographical origin: e.g. US, UK, Aus, NZ, Caribbean, Northern English, Scotland, Ireland, South African, India, Bangladesh, etc..

Meaning: (Definition)

Origin, if possible:

Typical users: e.g. students, teenagers, office employees, etc.

Example(s) of use: (a direct quotation or an invented example).

Any Extra Information: (where you heard it, in what context, how old it is (or a guesstimate), how widespread its use is, whether it is always used as an insult, a compliment, etc.)

If it is too much detail, the most important is the word and its meaning
and preferably its example of use.

Please send your slang contribution(s) to: [email protected]


Or private messaging facility, should one be available.

Thank you very much.


Jorgen Naipaul