Pimp your vocab … the handbook of student slang

UK“Midway through my English degree, I was squeezed on to a sofa in a tutor’s teaching room while a student explained her essay’s argument. Suddenly, the tutor asked her to stop. ‘I don’t understand what you mean’, she said. It wasn’t the essay’s logic that was confusing – it was the girl’s opening sentence. ‘I was IM-ing about ways to interpret the question …’  She had slipped into Teenglish …” (more)

[Lucy Tobin, Guardian, 15 September]

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