WONDER #2130: Where Do Slang Words Come From?

Question 1 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a popular source of new slang words?

  1. Popular music
  2. Internet
  3. Politics
  4. Shakespearean sonnets

Question 2 of 3

“Deliberate alternative vocabulary that sends social signals” is a definition for_____________.

  1. slang
  2. joke
  3. philosophy
  4. jargon

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a way new slang words tend to appear?

  1. Brand new words
  2. New meanings for existing words
  3. Abbreviations for words
  4. Existing meanings for existing words

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