Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 23:51:15 -0500 From: Jim Crotty Subject: NEW TOPIC: Slang in the Movies! ear Thomas: 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 I need great American slang movies and key terms/expressions which came from each. Yours in the slanguistic dharma, Jim Crotty Author, How To Talk American monkmag[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]