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The Fate of Underworld Slang

Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg examines what has happened to underworld slang. He says it no longer thrives the way it did in centuries gone by.

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Other segments from the episode on December 12, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 12, 1990: Interview with Steven Mufson; Interview with Ray Wise; Commentary on slang.

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