Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 23:51:15 -0500
From: Jim Crotty Monkmag[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: NEW TOPIC: Slang in the Movies!
After I returned from my tour for How To Talk American, doing the equivalent
of a vernacular stand-up routine in ten different cities, I had one
overriding observation: slang comes to life for people through movies. If
it's in the movies, it's easy to remember. It sticks in the ole "Gulliver."
For instance, all my Fargo stuff was received real well. To wit--what would
you folks say are the five or ten greatest American slang movies of recent
years? Fargo, Clueless come to mind. Any others?
I'm trying to put together a list, which I will post on monk.com. I need
great American slang movies and key terms/expressions which came from each.
Yours in the slanguistic dharma,
Author, How To Talk American
monkmag[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]aol.com