A country or a region’s vernacular is a crucial factor in studying its culture. When I arrived in the US, now almost 21 years ago, I had some difficulty understanding high-school banter and they in turn had a beast of a time figuring out my accent and use of the English language. But I was hooked on one thing – slang. “Wicked, awesome.” “No, Kidding.” “What the f^(&!”
You get my drift (now).
Out in bookstores now is the Hippie Dictionary. It was compiled by John McCleary and published by Berkeley, California based Ten Speed Press. “Far out, man!”
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