Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed Apr 8 13:40:37 UTC 2009

On Apr 8, 2009, at 5:20 AM, Amy West wrote:

> ...
> I've heard my kids talk about the use of "snap": they don't use it,
> but classmates do. It's used it to mark/emphasize/punctuate a
> zinger/put-down. ... But not just in gay culture. My
> kids associate it with girls in their classes.

i wouldn't be surprised if the put-down use of "snap" had spread
beyond gay and black contexts.


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