the following dialgues,below to see how slang and colloquial language
can identify a person's culture, group, or class.
scene took placeinside a court in the southern state of Alabama,
between "Vinny" and the "Judge":
Is it possible, the two utes...
Judge: Eh, the two what? Uh, uh, what was that word?
Vinny: Uh, what word?
Judge: Two what?
Judge: Uh, did you say 'Utes'?
Vinny: Yeah, two utes.
Judge:What is a ute?
Vinny: Oh, excuse me, your honor. Two YOUTHS.
It is interesting
to learn that, although the two are native American English speakers,
they also get to misunderstand some of each other's speech. Can you
think of this kind of diffrence in some Kuwaiti-Arabic/Taiwanese dialects?