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  1. jmacdonald's Avatar
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    #11

    Re: I was nailing her last night....

    Dictionaries are in the precarious position of having to be between being descriptive and being prescriptive. Slang changes so often, is so cultural, and on top of that, is regional, so that dictionaries (in print form anyway) can not hope to keep up or be all inclusive.

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    #12

    Re: I was nailing her last night....

    It is slang as well as it being an expression,so it wouldn't be in a dictionary that defines words.
    Also,keep in my languages evolve.

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    #13

    Re: I was nailing her last night....

    Quote Originally Posted by mikedjb View Post
    It is slang as well as it being an expression,so it wouldn't be in a dictionary that defines words.
    As has been pointed out, slang expressions that become established do make it to good dictionaries.
    Also,keep in my languages evolve.
    Are you sure that you are an English teacher?

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    #14

    Re: I was nailing her last night....

    Quote Originally Posted by mikedjb View Post
    It is slang as well as it being an expression,so it wouldn't be in a dictionary that defines words.
    Also,keep in my languages evolve.
    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    As has been pointed out, slang expressions that become established do make it to good dictionaries.Are you sure that you are an English teacher?
    I bet that "Also,keep in my languages evolve." is nothing more than a typo. The sentence should be 'Also, keep in mind languages evolve.'

    Cheers,
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