Today I found out the origin of the word “soccer”.
Love them or hate them, slang words help us express emotions for which no words otherwise exist.
NUTS Meaning: "crazy, not right in the head," 1846, from earlier colloquial or slang be nuts on "be very fond of"
Ever year pproximately 1,000 words are added to the dictionary, many of which stem from slang.
SLANG Meaning: "special vocabulary of tramps or thieves," later "jargon of a particular profession" (1801)
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The history of Cockney rhyming slang dates back to mid-19th century East London.