What is a Slang ?
A Slang is an informal word which is used by a specific group of people. Usually it is a part of our spoken language but when we write in English, we are more formal. Slangs are creative and show that English language is constantly evolving over time.
Why do people use slangs ?
Slangs are generally used by the teenagers. They use slangs to give a native touch to their language as well as to grab attention and to portray themselves as cool.
SOME COMMON SLANGS
Chill out – It means to go for an outing especially to relax. Example – After my exams , I want to chill out with my friends.
Zapped out – It means to be completely tired or exhausted. Example – I am zapped out after working for more than 10 hours.
Goof up – To make a serious mistake. Example – I gave him the complete responsibility of the shop and he goofed up.
In a New York Minute – It means to do something in very less time. Example – He completed his task in a New York minute.
Airhead – It means a person who is silly or stupid. Example – Polly is airhead to leave such a good job.