Slang: Quiz

  
  
  

Question 1: One use of slang is to circumvent social ________, as mainstream language tends to shy away from evoking certain realities.
MiscegenationHomosexualityEuphemismTaboo

Question 2: For example, ________ ("Leetspeak" or "1337") was originally popular only among certain Internet subcultures, such as crackers and online video gamers.
Arabic chat alphabetLeetInternet slangGreeklish

Question 3: Some ________ make a distinction between slangisms (slang words) and colloquialisms.
LinguisticsSemanticsPragmaticsLanguage

Question 4: Slang can be regional in that it is used only in a particular territory, but slang terms are often particular to a certain ________, such as music or video gaming.
SociologyIdeologySocial stratificationSubculture

Question 5: Slang is the use of informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speaker's ________ or language.
English languageGerman languageDialectDialect continuum

Question 6: For this reason, slang vocabularies are particularly rich in certain domains, such as violence, ________, drugs, and sex.
LawCrimeMurderExtortion

Question 7: Few ________ have endeavored to clearly define what constitutes slang.
LanguageSemanticsLinguisticsPragmatics

Question 8: Slang is often to be found in areas of the lexicon that refer to things considered taboo (see ________).
CensorshipBook burningMedia biasEuphemism
















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