Thread: Traveller slang
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Old August 31st, 2019, 11:37 PM
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Thank you all for sharing slang. I have worked in several industries over the years and every time I've changed jobs I've had to learn new slang. I personally believe now there's something hardwired in the brain that says "I know something most people don't, and I'm going to use these obscure words to help me know who's familiar with this stuff as well". Thus slang terms *are* meaningless to the uninitiated, and are thus useful for sorting out those who know from those who don't.

Of course, you then have the poser "stolen valor" types. And we've all seen some of the real-world examples of how they eventually give themselves away due to the lack of intimate knowledge of the culture.

My 2 creds worth.
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