As a result, vry few slang terms have been adopted and are in use in New Zealand. Athough usage has been considerably low, te earliest slang terms began usage during the time of the missionaries, wich was around 13th century. Athough Te reo Maori is taught in schools and in use by the media, i is considered slang. I the New Zealand slang, mny of the terms used are usually alliterative. Sch words include big bikkies referring to things of high monetary value and cow-cocky to refer to a farmer.
Gnerally, Nw Zealand rural areas are rich in slang. Tis chapter has given me much information concerning the acceptance of slang in New Zealand. Tis is one of the few countries that I have discovered allow and even use slang in media. I addition, alanguage that is nationally accepted as slang is taught in schools. T me, tis indicates that although slang faces rejection from the old and that it has not developed in a similar way as other countries’ slang has, i is still accepted since it taught in schools and used in media.
A chapter nine outlines, i Scotland, tere is no comprehensive monograph that is devoted to slang. Istead, sang is explained through two historical languages known as Scots and Scottish English. In this country, sang, a a term, i usually seen as expressing disapproval. Mstly, sang is associated with lexis that exists mainly in the informal contexts. I most contexts, Sots has been dismissed either as bad English or as slang for long periods and only managed to be recognized at the national level because of work of one linguist who managed to show that when children are allowed to experiment in various languages they can become creative.
Sme of the most common terms in Scots include tellt, wich is a past tense of told. Smilar to other nations such as Australia, Sotland also has rhyming slang. Te main reason as to why most of the local lexical terms are classified as slang is that usage of a slang term for a long time such as several generations leads to the subject being called local rather than slang.
Fom a personal perspective, te information provided in this chapter is authentic especially concerning the long usage of slang terms. I fact, te information makes sense especially with adoption of slang terms and viewing them as local rather than slang since they have been used for long periods. Athough there are many differences...
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