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Sling a Little Slang
Jeannie E. Roberts

 For my dad
Language, linguistics, native mother tongue,
popular lingo, informal slang slung,
idiom, dialect, modified talk,
common vernacular, everyday squawk!
Verbal expressions, current spoken word,
colloquial chatter, pop-slang preferred,
daily dialogue, indigenous speak,
now, let’s sling a little slang – tongue-in-cheek!
Sweet! Wicked! Awesome! Go for it! You ROCK!
Jacked! Stoked! Psyched! Bring it on, more slangy talk:
I’m so there! She’s all that! Boys ‘n da hood,
Have a good one!  Good to go! It’s all good!
Totally! To die for! I’m jazzed! No doubt!
‘Been there, ‘done that; whatever, check it out.
Get over it! Chill, dude, that’s how I roll.
What’s the bottom line? Just shut yer pie hole!
Hey, Buddy! Pound it! Whasup? Dialed in?
Wanna hookup? Gnarly! It’s a win-win! 
What’s the take away? Dumb down! Duh! No fair! 
At the end of the day, I'm good! Take care!
Domestic language, common word and phrase,
daily dialogue, plain ol’ talk these days!
Verbal expressions, indigenous speak,
sling a little slang – it’s all ‘bout technique.
Idiom, linguistics, popular talk,
common vernacular, everyday squawk!
Now, let’s lingo on one last slangy note:
You GO, girl! Git ‘er done! That’s all she wrote!

© by Jeannie E. Roberts.
Used with the author's permission.



Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jeannie E. Roberts is the author of Nature of it All, a collection of poetry (Finishing Line Press), and the author and illustrator of Let's Make Faces!, a children's book.  Jeannie enjoys biking and walking in nature.  She lives in the woodlands of western Wisconsin.  Learn more about Jeannie at



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Ross Kightly:
Wonderful to read such exuberance! I can understand that there is a place for restraint, but not when it comes to rolling around in the sweet-smelling wet grass of the English Language - our clothes can always be washed. Later. Many thanks Jeannie!
Posted 03/06/2014 02:03 AM
Enjoyed your poem. Lots of fun to read out loud.
Posted 03/04/2014 10:43 AM
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Posted 03/04/2014 09:38 AM
What a fun poem to read! :-)
Posted 03/04/2014 07:00 AM
Oh, wow. A win-win. Awesome!
Posted 03/04/2014 06:50 AM
very clever!
Posted 03/04/2014 04:36 AM

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