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    Default Re: Slang vs slangs

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    As I know that slang is an uncountable noun. But can we add an ' s ' to mean different types of slang like what we do on ' foods ' and ' peoples ' ?

    eg. I am running a company dealing in wine and foods.

    eg. Peoples from different nations come to attend the world conference.

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    Yes- Cockney rhyming slang is an identifiablt and localised slang. It is different from others, so the plural would be possible if we were thinking about local, etc, variations.
    Would you say slangs?

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    I'd say there are many different slangs in the UK. You could avoid the issue with something like 'kinds of slang', but the plural doesn't worry me at all. It's that BE singular\plural laxity again.

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    Different slangs works for me. It's about the same as (or at least close to) different languages.

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    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Agreed.
    I wonder if ' agreed ' stands for ' it is agreed ' ? " I am agreed " doesn't look like it, right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Agreed.
    I wonder if ' agreed ' stands for ' it is agreed ' ? " I am agreed " doesn't look like it, right ?
    it stands for ' I agreed', what do you think? 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Agreed.
    I wonder if ' agreed ' stands for ' it is agreed ' ? " I am agreed " doesn't look like it, right ?
    it stands for ' I agreed', what do you think? 8)

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    I beg to differ :P

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    That different slangs are about the same as (or at least close to) different languages is agreed between tdol and Ronbee.

    tdol agrees with Ronbee.

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    That different slangs are about the same as (or at least close to) different languages is agreed between tdol and Ronbee.

    tdol agrees with Ronbee.

    :D
    ' is agreed ' is what I mean :)

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    Agreed

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