[Best Pick] How Slang Is “Made” In English

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Slang is a very informal language that is usually spoken rather than written, slang words are often used by people who know each other very well or who have the same interests, for example, children, criminals, soldiers, etc.

Today, we are going to talk about some commonly used slang words. Now scroll down and check out how some words with “bad” meanings suddenly become “good” in the slang.


1. Deadly

If something is deadly, it is likely or able to cause someone’s death, or has already caused someone’s death. BUT, in the slang, if people say “That’s deadly!”, they are not suggesting something is dead, they just want to show that they really like something because it’s awesome or fantastic. For example, you can say: “Wow! That was a deadly movie!”

2. Wicked

You use wicked to describe someone or something that is very bad and deliberately harmful to people. BUT, it just has the same meanings as “deadly”: awesome or fantastic. So again, you can say “Wow! That’s wicked!” Sometimes it is spelled as “wycked”, but that just means the same thing.

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3. Sick

If you are sick, you are ill or you are not feeling well. BUT AGAIN, “sick” in the slang means good or awesome. For example, you can say: “Yo, have you seen their website? That’s sick!” or “That’s a sick album!”

4. Phat

This word sounds exactly like “fat”. If you are at a bar, and a guy comes up and says:” Girl, you are phat!”, please don’t slap him or run away and cry. Remember, you are not fat, you are PHAT, which means you are very cool and wonderful. There’s no difference in the pronunciation, so you just have to hope that they mean you’re cool and not fat.

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5. Bad-ass

Well, your ass is your butt. “Bad-ass” also means cool and awesome. You can say “What a bad-ass car!” or “What a bad-ass costume”.

6. Da bomb

A bomb is a weapon designed to explode. “Da bomb” comes from “the bomb”. English native speakers often change “the” to “da” when they speak English. You may hear someone say “Wow, she’s da bomb!”, this means this person is very beautiful or something we see is really nice. It’s used a lot in rap music.

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7. Gnarley

We don’t pronounce the “g” in “gnarley”. “Gnarley” means “cool”. People often say “That was so gnarley!” orBro, you’re so gnarley!”


Quiz Time

#1. What was the method of "making" slang discussed in this article?

#2. "Bad-ass" means:

#3. If you think a girl is beautiful, you can say:

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