These glossaries have been compiled by students reading English at the University of Leicester for a course called Slang and the WWW.

 Each glossary covers a different area of the lexis. Each can be searched from within its host site (below).

About the site

The site was first launched in May 2005, and included 10 glossaries. Each time the course runs, more glossaries are added, and further updates will be made in future. These glossaries offer a first-hand account of current slang used by sub-groups of Leicester students, but many of the terms are also more widely employed.

Perhaps some of the terms currently restricted to Leicester will be more widely used in the future, and these glossaries will offer an otherwise unattainable insight into their etymology and early usage.

University press release about the module.

2009 - 2010

Police Slang (campus only) Tracey Crowe
BBC Radio Slang Mark Fletcher
Facebook Slang (campus only) Claire Godlington
Devonian Slang (campus only) Laura Johnson
Student House Slang Emily Jones
Young Adult Slang Rachel Martin
Tav Talk Lucy Maycock
Housemates' Slang (campus only) Paul Richards
Female Slang Louise Robinson
Internet Slang Sara Slack
Great Yarmouth Slang Jenny Snell
University of Leicester Slang Kaysa Thwaites

2008 - 2009

Nixon Slang (campus only) Anita Irving
Leicester Uni Mates  (campus only) Birabwa Kawooya
University Slang (campus only) Julia Penfold
Helsby Leicester (campus only) Kathy Waterfield
MSN Slang Lauren Elmore
Poker Slang (campus only) Amrike Basra
Barnsley Slang Tom Green
Urban Slang (campus only)  Vaughan McPherson
Abroad Slang Laura Dreissen
Leics Uni Slang Sukhpal Mahil

2007 - 2008

Cockney Rhyming Slang Chris Cook
Contemporary English Slang Dominic Martin
Student Slang Ed Wilding
Teenage Slang 12-16 (campus only) Hazel Edwards
Youth Football Slang (campus only)  Lauren Burns
Footy Friends Slang (campus only) R. Barker
Geordie Slang R. Carter
Student Slang Robert Nottingham
Leicester Student Slang Shazia Abid
Horse Racing Slang S. Kitchener
First Aid Slang Tanya Arnold
Student Slang Vicky Lowe
Girls Slang (campus only) Y. Anane

2005 - 2006

Brackley Slang Alex Herring
American Football Slang Ben Carter
Slang (campus only) Carmen Ali
Student Slang (campus only) David Baggs
Student Slang 2 David Wood
University Slang (campus only) Liz Drury
Ripple Slang (campus only) Edward Gleave
Welsh Slang Lindy Bannon
Leicester Student Slang Louise Smith
East Midlands Playground Slang Michelle Tointon
Friendship Slang Nima Mistry
Pub Slang Rachel Round
Student Slang 3 Vicki Shepherd

2004 - 2005

DJ Terms (campus only) Jennifer Thompson
Sporting Slang Jamie Arkell
Frisbee Slang (campus only) Luke Gleadall
Leet (internet slang) Sanjay Matthew
Leith Slang Lindsey Mountford
Pro Evo Soccer Slang Daniel Hall
Punjabi Slang (campus only) Ruby Dalal
Leicester Student Slang Lydia Pendino
Online Gaming Slang (campus only) Chris Brentnall
Northern Playground Slang Sophie Ashley
Menstruation Slang (campus only) Steph Greenwood


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