How do kids come up with these slang words?
My grandson used the word "jawn" and I asked him what that meant. He responded "I don't know really, it can mean anything I guess". I have been trying to wrap my brain around that word. Who made that word? Why do people use that word? There are a lot more questions. Hopefully these are one of those trends that die out quickly.
* Twisting the meaning of existing words
* Combining words to create new ones, whether laziness or an effort to look smart depends on the person
* From other languages
I discuss more in my Hub Where New Words Come From.
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