Slang use in serious writing, #1: "goose"
Cohen, Gerald Leonard
gcohen at UMR.EDU
Fri Jan 7 02:11:31 UTC 2005
The purpose of this collection is to counter the suggestion advanced recently that slang by its very nature contributes to the decline of language and more broadly a country's cultural level. Au contraire! Slang adds to the richness of language and often appears even in serious writing. Here's the first example, which I've selected at random:
Slang "goose" in: Wall Street Journal, Feb. 3, 1992, p.A10/4-6 Title of article: "GOOSE THE MONEY SUPPLY." --- The article--a sober discussion of monetary policy--is by Martin Feldstein, identified as former chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers and a professor of economics at Harvard.
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