This Ain’t New

October 13, 2014 | 1 book mentioned

Slang, as readers of Shakespeare know, affects the development of language as much as any genus of terminology. At Salon, Jonathon Green writes about the strange history of English slang, as part of an excerpt from his new book, The Vulgar Tongue. You could also read our own Michael Bourne on the use of “like” in modern English.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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