What is slang?
Slang is a term of French origin, which was approved by the RAE (Royal Spanish Academy), this is characterized by manifesting a jargon, that is, a language typical of a community, society, ethnicity, culture, or group. This is implemented in a specific place, be it in a workplace, a community, a country, a society, among others.
Mostly, Slang is implemented in the adolescent community, since as they grow older they establish a very particular compound language of Slang, which is difficult for the majority of the adult population to understand. However, these are very common in work zones and the diverse cultures existing in the world.
Here are the 10 most practical examples of Slang, so you can learn to use them in the correct way:
Compass and square
This refers to keeping silence or behaving, that Slang is implemented in different groups, societies and secret or esoteric organizations.
This word is used colloquially by the Colombian population, it is mostly used to address or refer to a young person.
This word is used in the reading community and the different reading and writing organizations, it refers to the social or cultural stereotypes that are imposed in society.
A good example of the use of Cliché as Slang is the typical story in numerous books, soap operas, plays and films in which the shy girl who falls in love with the popular young man and teaches him some moral or, the numerous friendship stories in which before starting that tie, they had problems or disputes.
This slang comes from the culture of Venezuela, this term is usually used to speak or refer to a boy or girl, this example is very similar to the term “Parcero” used in Colombian culture.
As in the previous example, this slang is implemented in Spanish culture to refer to or speak to a young person, it is similar to the example of the word “chamo”.
This term is used in the LGBT community to refer to people who have a hetero sexual orientation (people who are sexually and emotionally attracted to people of the opposite sex).
This slang is mostly used in the culture of Colombia, this term is implemented in that culture to speak or refer to blonde women.
This word comes from the Argentine culture, as in some of the examples mentioned above, it refers to a person, in this case, a young man.
This slang is used in the marine community, this refers to the cross that goes on the mastiff of a ship.
This Slang is of Mexican origin, this term is used by the Mexican population to refer to the beers in that region.
It could be said that Slang is made to protect certain information from people outside the group or society, which is very beneficial in the workplace and sports, since this reduces the levels of plagiarism, theft and increases healthy competition, in turn , creates a sense of particularity in ethnic groups, cultures and social groups.