Hey Sixteen, What’s Gucci?

9 Feb

Part One:
Please use this period to finish editing your “code-switching” video. When your video is complete export it using quicktime, post it to vimeo, and then put the vimeo link into a comment in this post. Make sure you include your group members names in the comment so you can all get credit.

Part Two:
Respond to the following question in 2 paragraphs: What slang words and phrases do you commonly use with your friends? How do slang words create a sense of community or culture? Does language shape the way “16″ is experienced? Leave your response in the comment section of this post.

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10 Responses to “Hey Sixteen, What’s Gucci?”

  1. Raymond and Dennis February 9, 2012 at 9:49 am #
  2. katyakahl February 9, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Katya and Shuruq

  3. sbm9297 February 9, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Bora & Tori

    What slang words and phrases do you commonly use with your friends? How do slang words create a sense of community or culture? Does language shape the way “16″ is experienced?

    Considering Tori and I share the same group of friends, we are familiar with the same use of slang words. We find ourselves using slang around adults and teachers, we make sure to use words which they are not familiar with, because adults are definitely catching on to our vocabulary. Codes are used as a form of communication amongst all ages. There are even adults who speak using slang when hanging out with friends, and formal language when they are in the work space.

    Slang words create a sense of community and culture because there are words we have created that only a small group of people are familiar with. I find myself not knowing many of the slang words my friends use, and in a way feeling left out when they say “YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?” Slang reflects culture because a large part of our culture is music, our language reflects the music we listen to. Slang and inappropriate phrases used today come from music, especially rap music.

  4. katyakahl February 9, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    What slang words and phrases do you commonly use with your friends? How do slang words create a sense of community or culture? Does language shape the way “16″ is experienced
    WIth my friends, I actually don’t change the way I talk. I basically always speak formally. unless i am joking around with them and quoting what someone who speaks informally has said.

  5. Kirk Pressley and Jonah Zillberg February 9, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Part 1: Code Switching

  6. Carina Mondesire February 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Cici, Sami, And Christian

  7. Sammy K-L February 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    With certain groups of friends I speak very differently. With some people I will speak more “urban” and with some I won’t. I will almost always say, “hey girl hey,” “Sup bay-bay,” and “yo!” I feel like I am somewhat like a chameleon, always changing based on my surroundings. Sami is almost always nice, but I don’t always speak the same way.

    With slang, you are speaking in a way that you and your group is comfortable with. Slang is a way for you to stand out from the language you speak, by making changes you see fit, or that become popular. Sixteen year olds and teenagers speak the way they do because of the way they are fitting into society. Language helps us express ourselves in the way we speak.

  8. skp0077 February 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    Kirk, Jonah, And Alize

  9. skp0077 February 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Kirk Pressley

    In different situations I speak different. When talking to my friends the slang terms we use are more up to date for our generation. We say things like “Whats Good,” “Wassup bruh,” “Your my son,” etc. When talking to a teacher or a person of higher authority i speak proper and more understandable. This depicts that in different situations most people speak different.

    I think Slang creates a sense of community or culture by, it making you feel that you are apart of a group where you can talk any way you want. When speaking with that group you feel comfortable. I think language does shape the way “16” is experienced because as you grow older you are exposed to new things. Sixteen year old’s speak the way the do because they usually have an expectation to live up to.

  10. Chanel Mowatt February 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Chanel, Eric, and Nasyria

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