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The Life of Slang

“Slang was once considered a sign of poor breeding or poor taste, but now it indicates that the speaker is fun-loving, youthful, and in touch with the latest trends”(71).

“Bae”, “lit”, and “fleek” are all common slang…

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5 Replies · Reply by Jamie Stuhr Nov 18, 2016

Evicted

“Arleen could have given Sherrena her reduced check, but she thought it was better to be behind and have a few hundred dollars in her pocket than be behind and completely broke. Quentin kept his eyes on the road, ‘Story of they…

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5 Replies · Reply by Carlie Gladden Nov 18, 2016

Grunt

“Despite or possibly because of their low profile, the less visible injuries of war can be the hardest kind to have” (70).

For most of us, we never have to face the darkness of…

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5 Replies · Reply by Matthew Promes Nov 18, 2016

Snoop

“Knowing where and how to look for personality cues in other people is essential to mastering the art of snoopology” (8).

What is snoopology? It is okay to snoop? What can we learn about someone from…

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5 Replies · Reply by Hannah Rowedder Nov 18, 2016

Against Football

“We can barely remember the PINs to our 401(k)s, but when it comes to football, though, we have access to vast stores of financial and personnel data, scouting reports, statistical analyses, game tapes, the works.” (22)…

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4 Replies · Reply by Zach Promes Nov 18, 2016

Drive

“Intrinsically motivated people usually achieve more than their reward-seeking counterparts.” (79)

 

It’s two o’clock in the morning and you haven’t even wrote a single…

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4 Replies · Reply by Cole Moore Nov 18, 2016