British slang dating
The language of slang, in common with the English language, is changing all the time; new words and phrases are being added and some are used so frequently by so many, they almost become mainstream.While some slang words and phrases are used throughout Britain (e.g.
For example: plates of meat for "feet", or twist and twirl for "girl".
Lexicographer Eric Partridge published several works about British slang, most notably Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, revised and edited by Paul Beale.
Slang is the use of informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speaker's dialect or language.
Slang is also used to create an identity or sense of belonging and a number of occupations have their own slang; most notably the armed forces, referred to as Forces or Service slang; and the construction industry. The introduction acknowledges that slang is an ever-changing language with new slang terms emerging all the time.
It also recognises that some service slang has made its way into civilian sometimes 'cor blimey' (archaic).