Slang is the use of informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speaker's language or dialect but are considered more acceptable when used socially. Slang is often used as a euphemism and may use informal lexicon to identify with one's peers.
(Se conoce como slang a la jerga de registro coloquial e informal usada en el idioma inglés).
Could you share with the group some examples of slangs?
To refer to a man, dude, guy (Guy Fawkes), brother * (using the words "sister" or "brother" is usually referring to the best friends in the African American culture, but are still unpopular words out of this culture).
Para referirse a un hombre: dude, guy (de Guy Fawkes), brother* (usar las palabras "sister" o "brother" normalmente es para referirse a los mejores amigos o amigas en la cultura afroamericana, pero todavía son palabras poco populares fuera de esta cultura).
All the time; always available; without a break.
1) In New York City, a lot of stores are open 24/7.
2) I had to move because my neighbors played loud dance music 24/7.
Some convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The phrase is used for anything that is always (or nearly always) available.
around the clock
A man who gives a woman money and gifts, usually as part of a romantic relationship.
1) My sugar daddy bought me a new car !
Glamorous; wearing fashionable clothes and make-up, particularly when done to excess.
1) She's so glam that people think she's a model.
2) I love David Bowie and all of those glam rockers.
'Glam' is short for 'glamorous'. Glam and glamorous refer to the magical attraction and excitement produced by celebrities.
A social outcast or misfit; a strange person
1) Stephan has no friends and spends all his time in the basement. What a freak !
2) The protest rally was filled with hippies and freaks.
In the 1700s, 'freaked' meant 'covered with spots or colors'. By 1900, 'freak' meant 'irregular' or 'not normal', perhaps in reference to spots of color as imperfections in a manufacturing process. Today, 'freak' has a surprising number of meanings, all coming from the sense of 'irregular', including: an hippie, a drug addict, crazy behavior ( as in 'He freaked when I told him I wrecked his car'), a sexually promiscuous person, an unusually beautiful woman.
To do something very well, particularly an examination (verb); first-rate (adjective), or an expert (noun).
1) I'm going to ace this exam - I've been studying all week!
2) Lois Lane was the ace reporter for The Daily Planet -- although she did have a lot of trouble uncovering Superman's identity!
In World War I, a pilot who shot down five enemy planes was called an 'ace', which is the powerful one card in a deck of playing cards. 'Ace' can be used as a verb (to do well) or as an adjective (excellent, best) or as a noun (a nickname for someone who is good at something, or for a good friend).
To lose control and act violently; to be filled with rage and fury; to break under pressure and harm others.
In the last few years, a number of mail carriers in the United States have gone crazy and shot some of their fellow employees. (In the U.S., a mail carrier is called a 'mailman' or 'postman', and the mail service is called the 'post office'. The word 'post' has a number of meanings, and can be used as a noun referring to a delivery of mail, and as a verb referring to mailing a letter.)