hw 4-8 - Abram Balloga LING 1109 HW 4/8 Slang,...

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Abram Balloga LING 1109 HW 4/8 Slang, Dictionaries, Names 1. Slang. See how many slang expressions you can think of for the following concepts: Commit an error: -let the cat out of the bag -stepped on your d***(penis) -shot yourself in the foot -you shat the bed on that one Succeed by a small margin: -barn burner -near miss Person who approaches a task with (excessive) eagerness: -over achiever -teachers pet? -tool Leave abruptly: -like a bat out of hell -skidaddled -bounce out -lets blow this joint -lets blow this popsicle stand -lets make like cow shit and hit the trail -tuck and run Money -loot -dough -green -dolla dolla bills -wad -fatty roll 2. The Oxford English Dictionary. a.Who is responsible for all this pandemonium?
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Pandaemonium, Milton’s name in Paradise Lost for the capital of hell b. Was fun a verb or a noun first? Verb, originally meant “to befool” c. What profession has the most snobs? Cobbler, first used as a nickname for a cobbler or cobbler’s apprentice d. What does and mean, besides ‘and’? Give an example It can mean “plus” ex: 2 plus 2 equals 4…. 2 and 2 equals 4
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2009 for the course LING 1109 taught by Professor Harbert, w during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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