I plead mercy to the all those who swear by the virtue & santity of Queens English (including our dear tradaptor), but puhleeezee do not expect it from me. For me, the spoken langauge is spiced up with latest lingos and slangs.Words which were considered foul once now have a status of pride (Adi loves being called this), words are used to get out of situations and exclaimations are no longer about only punctuation marks or your tonality...I and people of my clan prefer to create words to express ourselves.
The purists call us the GenXers, confused, SMSers. Well I call us..SLANGERS!
Its quiet intresting to see how different are the reactions of a purist (referred to as Sane in this post) and a slanger in a same scenario.
Here is a contrast of a sane person and a slanger:
Ques: So besides this, tell me what are your hobbies?
Sane: I like reading, listening to music & making friends
Slanger: Ah well i go online, blog, read n u know...whatever
Hey did u hear that super amazing song from 'Life in a metro'?
Frnd: The name of the movie is Metro.
Sane: Oh! ok..maybe i got it wrong
Slanger: Ya ya whatever
I got a new cell-Nokia N95
Slanger: Sexy yaar...dats super kewl!
She asked me to help her out with her report. i told her she can do it herself good enough; afterall she has ben here 6 months more than me na ;)
Sane: Good..gave her a taste of her own medicine
Slanger: You are such a BITCH! (delivered with a wicked grin)
You 'goofed up' and are now in the line of fire getting a piece of someone's mind and you dont want it coz it wasnt your fault!!
Sane: You are not getting my point.i dint do anything.
Slanger: Yaa, w-hhat-e-va! (rolling eyes)
You have to be in office by 9. If its 9:01, it gets marked as half day.
Sane: Thats bad. it doesnt make sense at all!
Slanger: What CRAP! Sue them!
Hey! how come you did not call me up last evening? You said you will.
X: I know i did but my cell died on me.
Sane: I dont believe you
You are lying
Slanger: Ya right! (accompanied with rolling eyes & a sarcasm loaded tone)
Anybody and everybody is a sweetheart/baby/sweetie/darling/luuuv..
It doesnt matter if you met the person 5 minutes back.
So, welcum to the world of Slangs! Interpret at your own risk!;)
PS: Missed out on a major slang but that deserves another post.