Slang. -noun. eg informal usage in vocabulary.

HarperCollins (or what’s left of them) is getting itself down with the kids. They’ve launched a Bebo campaign in search of slang for inclusion in the prestigious Collins’ English Dictionary.

According to theBookseller - words that are in the mix include: bare (a lot of), fiend (addicted to something) and shifted (to get arrested).

Now I don’t know how its done across the water but in my day shifted meant something entirely different… And while I’m on that subject, does anyone still say meet? Usage: Me friend around the corner wants to meet your sister. Is she around?

Any nominations for our own home grown slang? (If this got you piqued have a look here)

3 Responses to “Slang. -noun. eg informal usage in vocabulary.”

  1. Darragh February 14, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    I’d like to see the following make the cut

    Ginger (with a hard G)
    Getting your rock and roll (a Blanchardstown expression)

    I think there’s just not enough shifting at meetings of Hammered Ginger Knobjockeys out to get their rock and roll.

  2. TheChrisD February 14, 2009 at 6:54 pm #

    The odd bit of “meeting” still goes on, I think…

  3. eliMordino February 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    Face her for Mount Leinster.

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