End of ADS-L Digest - 13 Jun 1995 to 14 Jun 1995 ************************************************ There are 11 messages totalling 255 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Teen Slang Terms (Gank and Gaffle) (3) 2. AAVE discourse 3. new phrase 4. disconnect (3) 5. Cutler book 6. Teen Slang Terms (Gank and Gaffle) -Reply 7. Fwd: Re(2): Yankee? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 14 Jun 1995 22:17:33 -0700 From: Mary Bucholtz Subject: Re: Teen Slang Terms (Gank and Gaffle) My students (mostly Southern California transplants) have been reporting "gank" on slang surveys for 4 years. Most of them have no idea where it comes from but a few have suggested, rightly, I think, that it derives from "gangster/a" (those aren't gender markings, just dialect variation). Mary Bucholtz Department of Linguistics University of California, Berkeley bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]garnet.berkeley.edu