Slang – The Secret Language

We started talking about slang the other day and what many people do not know is the very word slang encompasses 2 other words: Secret and Language, and was born as a code way of communicating between criminals and street people.

But SLang is a difficult thing to talk about as it is very much dependent on geography and time.

I am leaving you with a short video from 1951 that was written by Tex Avery. You will hear many many idioms and phrases as well as slang words.

How many have you heard used before?

Make a list and let’s talk about the ones that are still in use and the ones that aren’t. Why do you think some are still in use while others aren’t?

Click here to see the video

Useful Expressions

One of my students brought this to my attention the other day and I think it is so wonderful I would like to share it with all of you!

Useful Expressions in English

You can find useful expressions by category!