American slang reference links

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American slang reference links

Postby Elaine » 2017-02-17, 18:33

I've just decided to gather the links referring to American slang or special words here.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California
https://www.elc.edu/learn-the-los-angeles-local-slang/ (Los Angeles)
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/commun ... sions.html
http://reallifeglobal.com/16-california-slang-terms/
http://reallifeglobal.com/california-slang-terms/
http://thoughtcatalog.com/matt-powers/2 ... art-using/ (San Francisco Bay Area)

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois
https://giordanos.com/slang-words-used-in-chicago/ (Chicago)
http://www.upout.com/blog/chicago-2/18- ... om-chicago (Chicago)

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland
http://www.city-data.com/forum/maryland ... slang.html
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/maryla ... teens-know

Massachusetts

Michigan
https://www.aol.com/article/2010/10/20/ ... /19641275/ (Detroit)

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York
http://allmj.tumblr.com/socialslang (Albany)
https://spoilednyc.com/2015/03/17/33-ny ... now-learn/ (New York City)
https://spoilednyc.com/2015/09/10/you-a ... ould-know/ (New York City)
https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/13 ... now-073115 (New York City)

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming
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Re: Slang or special words by state

Postby linguoboy » 2017-02-17, 18:39

Elaine wrote:I've just decided to gather all American English slang and the words which have special uses only in a specific state by their states. If you know any word to be added here, I'll be so happy. I kindly request you to include the standard English meaning, the state and maybe also the city where the word(s) is/are used.

American slang doesn't work like that. Usages tend to be centred on metropolitan areas, which may span multiple states.

For instance, I grew up in St Louis, Missouri, and I can't think of any local slang we used that wasn't also current among residents of what was called the "Metro East" on the other side of the river in Illinois. And most of our local slang would have been just as foreign to someone from Kansas City, Missouri, as the slang of Oklahoma City or Omaha.
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Re: Slang or special words by state

Postby Elaine » 2017-02-17, 18:45

linguoboy wrote:
Elaine wrote:I've just decided to gather all American English slang and the words which have special uses only in a specific state by their states. If you know any word to be added here, I'll be so happy. I kindly request you to include the standard English meaning, the state and maybe also the city where the word(s) is/are used.

American slang doesn't work like that. Usages tend to be centred on metropolitan areas, which may span multiple states.

For instance, I grew up in St Louis, Missouri, and I can't think of any local slang we used that wasn't also current among residents of what was called the "Metro East" on the other side of the river in Illinois. And most of our local slang would have been just as foreign to someone from Kansas City, Missouri, as the slang of Oklahoma City or Omaha.


I'm sorry, I actually don't know much of American English dialectology, I just tend to make this dictionary as a hobby and a project for others to benefit from. I've been doing the same for Turkish for a long time. I gather many words from various sites and what I heard from the people I know and then write them on my site hosted on Google Sites.
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Re: Slang or special words by state

Postby linguoboy » 2017-02-17, 18:48

Elaine wrote:I'm sorry, I actually don't know much of American English dialectology, I just tend to make this dictionary as a hobby and a project for others to benefit from. I've been doing the same for Turkish for a long time. I gather many words from various sites and what I heard from the people I know and then write them on my site hosted on Google Sites.

In that case, it might be better to collect links to sites on American slang and dialects and link to those instead.
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Re: Slang or special words by state

Postby Elaine » 2017-02-17, 18:50

linguoboy wrote:
Elaine wrote:I'm sorry, I actually don't know much of American English dialectology, I just tend to make this dictionary as a hobby and a project for others to benefit from. I've been doing the same for Turkish for a long time. I gather many words from various sites and what I heard from the people I know and then write them on my site hosted on Google Sites.

In that case, it might be better to collect links to sites on American slang and dialects and link to those instead.


Thanks for your idea, Da! :) I'll change the title and the content.
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Re: American slang reference links

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-10, 2:16

How about Urban Dictionary?


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