VERBAL COMMUNICATION – Ch. 4. Why is language important? How does language effect public speaking? What are the two types of meanings in words? How can we use language accurately, clearly, vividly, and appropriately?. Language IS Important!.
Why is language important?
How does language effect public speaking?
What are the two types of meanings in words?
How can we use language accurately, clearly, vividly, and appropriately?
Have you ever heard your grandparents say something and you had no clue what they were talking about? Slang words are words you use every day, and slang words change over time. Every era in time has different slang terms. These are a few slang words people in the 1950's used:
Agitate the gravel - to leave , or exit Ankle-biter - a child or extremely small person Ape - to explode from anger Bash - great party Bobbed - shortened Cat - a "hip" person Circled - married Cooties - imaginary infestations of the truly "un-cool" Cream - badly damage Cut the gas - Be quiet! Dolly - cute girl Dig - to approve Duck Butt or D.A. - Hairstyle of greasers where hair in back is combed to the middle Fake out - a bad date Fat City - a great thing or place; Happy Fream - someone who doesn't fit in Greaser - a guy with tons of grease in his hair, which later came to describe an entire group of people. Heat - police Horn - telephone Jacketed - going steady, dating Kookie – a person who is nuts/crazyLighter - a crew cut Make the scene - to attend an event or activity Nosebleed - an insult Paper shaker - cheerleader Pile up Z's - get some sleep