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It is too late to be studying Hebrew; it is more important to understand even the slang of today.
Henry David Thoreau
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
I know only two words of American slang, 'swell' and 'lousy'. I think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is swell.
J. B. Priestley
The downtrodden are the great creators of slang.
The British have slang words, as we do, but it was fun.
In China, when you get to the airport everyone be talking in American slang.
Scripture is the thing I like to share with people more than anything. My prayer reality is quite kooky. I have this very unique dialogue with the Lord. I utilize my own sort of street vocabulary - nothing slang that would be unacceptable.
I write in American slang.
My parents went through the dictionary looking for a beautiful name, nearly called me Banyan, flicked on a few pages and came to China, which is cockney rhyming slang for mate.
When you think about Puritanism, you must begin by getting rid of the slang term 'Puritanism' as applied to Victorian religious hypocrisy. This does not apply to seventeenth-century Puritanism.
I love learning about different dialects and I own all sorts of regional and time-period slang dictionaries. I often browse through relevant ones while writing a story. I also read a lot of diaries and oral histories.
'Detroit 1-8-7' - the numbers are police slang for murder - is filmed in that blue-collar Michigan city, providing a flavor of authenticity. Detroit offers a unique visual landscape that tells the story of the city and what it's been through.
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