You can have FIREFLY’s “shiny” or MEAN GIRLS’s “fetch.”
Inventing slang in fiction can be hit or miss. I’m not saying don’t. I’m saying those that do it are brave. Inventing slang isn’t easy. It involves a deep understanding of the world and the evolution of culture. It also involves having an ear for language/rhythm.
Music likes to invent slang, too. (Remember TLC’s SCRUBS?) Sometimes the music helps it catch on and sometimes it is a total fail. Which do you think this K-Pop song is?
Have you made up slang for a story? Share it with me, please?
Is there a fake or real slang term you hate?
What does MAXSTEP mean?