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Dictionary of Slang Words: Vocabulary Building (eBook)

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Genre: Education & Language, Job & Career
Language: English
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Slangs are very informal or specific words that are especially used by a particular group of people and more common in spoken English. In this book, you will study and learn various common slang words, cockney rhyming slangs, and internet slangs

Sample This:
01 -- aardvark [n.] -- (British Slang) hard work, unpleasant tasks
02 -- abbess [n.] -- (British Slang) a woman who runs a brothel
03 -- about done [adj.] -- (British Slang) completed or finished
04 -- about right [adj.] -- (British Slang) Slightly drunk
05 -- absotively (adv.) -- (American Slang) absolutely, positively
06 -- AC/DC [adj.] -- bisexual
07 -- acid [n.] -- LSD ((Lysergic acid diethylamide) an illegal drug that affects people’s minds and causes them to see and hear things that are not really there
08 -- action [n.] -- (American Slang) the state of feeling excited
09 -- antifreeze [n.] -- (American Slang) liquor
10 -- aries [n.] -- heroin, a drug that has strong side effects
11 -- ashes [n.] -- cannabis or marijuana
12 -- aunt Mary [n.] -- cannabis or marijuana
13 -- axe [n.] -- musical instrument, especially a guitar or saxophone
14 -- axeman [n.] -- a man who plays a musical instrument, especially a guitar or saxophone
15 -- axle grease [n.] -- (British Slang) a bribe || (American Slang) butter


01 -- a bit of all right (British Slang) -- a person that you think is very attractive in a physical way
02 -- a bit of rough (British Slang) -- a man from a low social class who has a physical relationship with a woman of a higher social class
03 -- a cold day in hell -- the time of occurrence of an event that will never happen
04 -- a grape on the business (Australian Slang) -- a person whose presence spoils things for others

Rhyming slang works by taking a usual or common word and using a rhyming phrase of two or three words to replace it. The second or the last word in the rhyming phrase rhymes with the usual or common word. For instance, we can use the rhyming phrase ‘apples and pears’ in place of a common word ‘stairs’

Apples and Pears -- Stairs
You can say “Apples and pears are a key part of the home.” [instead of “Stairs are a key part of the home.”]
Note: Sometimes, the last word is dropped in common speech. So, you can also say, “Apples are a key part of the home.” (We dropped “and pears” from the above sentence.)

Cockney Rhyming slang Cockney is a dialect of the English language. Cockney Rhyming slang is believed to have originated in the mid-19th century in the East End of London. Traditionally, a cockney is someone who lives in the East End of London.

INTERNET SLANGS [Most Internet slangs are a short form of phrases but often they cannot be pronounced,]
121 -- One to One
2day -- Today
2moro -- Tomorrow
2nite -- Tonight
4EAE -- For Ever and Ever

About the Author

Manik Joshi was born on January 26, 1979, at Ranikhet, a picturesque town in the Kumaon region of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. He is a permanent resident of the Sheeshmahal area of Kathgodam located in the city of Haldwani in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in India. He completed his schooling in four different schools. He is a science graduate in the ZBC – zoology, botany, and chemistry – subjects. He is also an MBA with a specialization in marketing. Additionally, he holds diplomas in “computer applications”, “multimedia and web-designing”, and “computer hardware and networking”. During his schooldays, he wanted to enter the field of medical science; however, after graduation, he shifted his focus to the field of management. After obtaining his MBA, he enrolled in a computer education center; he became so fascinated with working on the computer that he decided to develop his career in this field. Over the following years, he worked at some computer-related full-time jobs. Following that, he became interested in Internet Marketing, particularly in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web design (creating websites), and various other online jobs. However, later he shifted his focus solely to self-publishing. Manik is a nature-lover. He has always been fascinated by overcast skies. He is passionate about traveling and enjoys solo travel most of the time rather than traveling in groups. He is actually quite a loner who prefers to do his own thing. He likes to listen to music, particularly when he is working on the computer. Reading and writing are definitely his favorite pastimes, but he has no interest in sports. Manik has always dreamt of a prosperous life and prefers to live a life of luxury. He has a keen interest in politics because he believes it is politics that decides everything else. He feels a sense of gratification sharing his experiences and knowledge with the outside world. However, he is an introvert by nature and thus gives prominence to only a few people in his personal life. He is not a spiritual man, yet he actively seeks knowledge about the metaphysical world; he is particularly interested in learning about life beyond death. In addition to writing academic/informational text and fictional content, he also maintains a personal diary. He has always had a desire to stand out from the crowd. He does not believe in treading the beaten path and avoids copying someone else’s path to success. Two things he always refrains from are smoking and drinking; he is a teetotaler and very health-conscious. He usually wakes up before the sun rises. He starts his morning with meditation and exercise. Fitness is an integral and indispensable part of his life. He gets energized by solving complex problems. He loves himself the way he is and he loves the way he looks. He doesn’t believe in following fashion trends. He dresses according to what suits him and what he is comfortable in. He believes in taking calculated risks. His philosophy is to expect the best but prepare for the worst. According to him, you can’t succeed if you are unwilling to fail. For Manik, life is about learning from mistakes and figuring out how to move forward.

Book Details

Publisher: MANIK JOSHI
Number of Pages: 67
Availability: Available for Download (e-book)

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