Wit Without Wisdom, Ep. 37
Language is a fantastic tool for expressing our ideas, describing our world, and communicating our intentions. The English language is far from static as we add thousands of new words each year.Many of those new words get their start as slang.
And in this episode, we take you on a journey through some of the most interesting slang of today and yesteryear.
For any wordsmith, parent, or modern communicator, slang has some fascinating power. It not only explains new things and old things in new ways, but slang also provides insight into the latest generation’s focus and attention.
In this episode we:
• Explore slang from the 80s, 90s, and 00s.
• Discuss slang terms that use older slang terms as their definition
• Highlight the most resilient words
• And bring you up to speed on the latest “words on the street.”
No need to bring your urban dictionary, as we’ve got you covered on all the definitions. And you might also be able to help us out on some of the terms we discuss, but still, just don’t get.
By Writers After Dark
We’re S.K. Anthony and Raymond Esposito, your hosts at Writers After Dark. She writes those urban-fantasy–superhero-badass-chicks-with-a-touch-of-romance stories and he writes those dark fiction-things-that-go-bump-in-the night tales.
When it comes to writing, we don’t agree on genre, but we do agree that . . . we love stories . . . and one of the things we love most: hanging out in our mostly-sober, Writers After Dark studio and debating the merits of just about anything related to the story of life.