Domesticated slang

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 8 19:13:23 UTC 2014

​WB:  King Alfred would regard 100% of succeeding generations of English
users as English abusers. Broadly speaking, every linguistic change can
upset some one, who would classify it as the vulgar corruption of somebody
up to no good, and put into a collection of proscribed words, phrases,
constructions, or text. One man's slang is another person's hate-list.

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