[Ads-l] Liberman on Slang

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Oct 4 07:06:38 EDT 2016

I tend to be skeptical of Professor Liberman's forays into etymology of modern words.  I don't know enough about the history of the word "slang" to form a judgment about his analysis here.  Can Jon Lighter and/or other knowledgeable people say something about whether Liberman's argument appears to be sound?

Fred Shapiro

From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Robin Hamilton <robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM>
Sent: Monday, October 3, 2016 10:53 PM
Subject: Liberman on Slang

Anatoly Liberman has a recent post on the OUP blog that may be of interest to
the list: "The origin of the word "slang" is known!"


Robin Hamilton

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