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or guht

  • n  a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

  • In the argot of the media every news is a story and every quote is a sound bite.
  • LAY SERMONSMargot Asquith Doran ($2.
  • Its director, Colin Goh, has also published the Coxford Singlish Dictionary, which lovingly chronicles all the comic eccentricities of Singapore's argot.
News & Articles

  • The Genius Who Produces ‘Pure’ Television
    For reasons that are not immediately apparent, the girl with the vodka tonic is taking pictures of the actress on the Embassy Row TV monitor, even though the real thing is, at this very moment, perched on a chair inside the studio that lies just on the other side of the wall. Every time she captures a shot with her iPhone, the girl glances at the palmed screen, and in the owl-inflected argot of ...
    June 20, 2013 - Mediaweek
Quotes

  • Michael P Jackson in Forbes
    In his e-mail Monday, Jackson said, "Today I become, in Washington's argot, a lame duck."
  • Brooks Atkinson in Chicago Tribune
    The play's gab "smites the ears roundly with the argot of the gutter," wrote Brooks Atkinson in a tsk-tsk reappraisal of his original New York Times review.
  • Studs Terkel in OpEdNews
    Terkel says of James T. Farrell, author of the Studs Lonigan trilogy, that he "was among the first to have captured the argot of Chicago streets, South Side Irish. He caught the language, the idiom, that Chicagoesque quality."

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