Slang Quotes

Most popular slang quotes

Slang is a poor-man's poetry.
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor poetry.
Slang, the acme and quintessence of spoken and informal language.
Slang is a token of man's lively spirit ever at work in unexpected places.
Slang is vigorous and apt.  Probably most of our vital words were once slang.
Slang is language that takes off its coat, spits on its hands, and goes to work.
Some people worry that slang will somehow "corrupt" the language.  We should be so lucky.
Slang is a linguistic luxury, it is a sport, and, like any other sport, something that belongs to the young.
The word "slang" is vague and its etymology obscure.  It suggests the slinging of odd stones or dollops of mud at the windows of the stately home of linguistic decorum.