Baby Cat (honeyspun) wrote in linguaphiles,
Baby Cat
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Private Language

Hey everyone!

I was wondering if you all could help me out.
I'm writing a term paper on private language--that is, the special language that is created between an intimate group of people (e.g. family, friends)--and how it develops, how it is used, how often it is used, and whatever else I find along the way.
Would anyone be willing to share some words, phrases, sayings, acronyms, etc. that you use with a specific group of people? If you can, also include its meaning, origins, frequency of use.
Oh, and include this if it has ever happened: have you ever heard someone outside of your group use your private language and in what context?

Thanks in advance!! :)
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