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Slash: Not Just a Punctuation Mark Anymore

Slash: Not Just a Punctuation Mark Anymore | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it

In the undergraduate history of English course I am teaching this term, I request/require that the students teach me two new slang words every day before I begin class. I learn some great words this way (e.g., hangry “cranky or angry due to feeling hungry”; adorkable“adorable in a dorky way”). More importantly, the activity reinforces for students a key message of the course: that the history of English is happening all around us (and that slang is humans’ linguistic creativity at work, not linguistic corruption).

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13 little-known punctuation marks we should be using

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Sometimes, says Adrienne Crezo at Mental Floss, regular periods, commas, and apostrophes won't do...
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