Slang is the speech of him who robs the literary garbage carts on their way to the dumps.
slang is vigorous and apt. Probably most of our vital words were once slang.john galsworthy
God is being repaired. L'École des cadavres (School for Corpses), Denoël 1942, p.6 Hate gave birth to the slang; slang (‘argot’) exists not anymore.louis-ferdinand céline
The one stream of poetry which is continually flowing is slang.gilbert keith chesterton
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.gilbert keith chesterton
The Pilgrim's Progress is composed in the lowest style of English, without slang or false grammar. If you were to polish it, you would at once destroy the reality of the vision. For works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Weapons-Grade Stupidity: Tech-support slang for customer intelligence that is so low it poses a severe hazard to those who come in contact with it.
slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.Carl Sandburg
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.