Gabi escreveu:[...]where did you [find/get] this explanation about not using the word "slang" as a stand-alone word from?
Do you mean that, for example, the question "Is it a slang or what ?" should've been written differently , like "Is it a slang word/term or what ?" ?
I'm asking because I've never heard of that before.
Donay mendonca had written this post
about it back in 2008.
Gabi, I did a net search for the usage of it but--I must admit it--I did not find any suitable explanation for the "stand-aloneness" of the word slang
. The search uncovered many instances of the word used as an adjective and I netted with many instances of "a slang word," "a slang term," "a slang that" and "a slang this."
It seems to me that the stand-alone usage might never have met with the approval of mother tongue users of English. You may generally refer to slang
, not "... To a
Someone else might come up with specifities to better explain it, I hope.