Moving this topic of conversation from If someone says "That hair tho", does it have a positive or a negative meaning?
I am more than happy to (or have someone else) remove the 2 instances of the word "slang" in my post as I don't believe that it would have any meaningful effect on the contents of either the answer nor the question.
I apologize if I mischaracterized/misused the term "slang", but I really don't feel like the back-and-forth controversy has been productive to the post at all. One of my references coined the phrase as slang and the question was tagged as
slang so I used that word to describe the expression.
The tag description here for
slang simply says:
Slang is a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal.
To me, "that hair tho"-especially in the context of social media- falls under this definition. Should this tag description be updated?
A quick google definition gives me:
a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.
Which also, to me, the strict requirements also all check off as
- often speech over writing - I think this specific social-media-style of writing is more short-form and similar to spoken word than traditional written language
- it's restricted to a particular context or group of people - the internet and younger generations
What would be the appropriate tags for the post author (who isn't me) to have used for this question?
phrase-meaning? Is this post really inappropriately tagged as
Alternatively, given the low score on the post itself - is this not an appropriate question for this site?