Instructor: Buthaina al Othman
My Cousin Vinny
What is slang & vernacular?
- Slang and vernacular are informal
nonstandard speech,including vocabulary and expressions that are created or
developed from old or new words by a group of people in a region or country
in an arbitrary manner.Click here
for more explaination.
- Slang and vernacular are used a lot, recently,
in some modern kinds of western songs called "Rap". If you are familiar
with this kind of music, you should have noticed how the language used in
Rap songs is less formal than that of Standard English, which you have learned
in school during the past years.
- Check out a Rap
song by actor Joe Pesci's,
who played Vinny.
- Read about this song at
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