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Tuesday, June 15, 2004

English Slang

In my last post I wrote about a guy I met in Kermanshah who had excellent English thanks to his studying a ferocious amount. One of the areas that he spent a good deal of time was on learing slang as used in movies. He tended to use too much slang and I tried to correct him on using it too much but said it is very good to know what it means. As I have found elsewhere, some English students who watch lots of movies tend to swear quite a lot...this too I told him is not normal and while one might in some situations, when you are with people you don't know well it is always a bad idea.
Anyway, I just stumbled across this interesting article about slang and ESL students in the US.

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