English, like all living languages, is vibrant, unpredictable, and ever-changing.
The Internet provides numerous Web sites that help readers understand American slang.
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Young people are at the forefront of coining slang expressions.
Because of their popularity in the United States, sports and games have contributed many idioms to the language.
The urban lexicon of the hip-hop generation has crossed over to mainstream America.
In the United States, Spanish and English have mixed to form a hybrid language.
Hundreds of English words derive from the Arabic language. The author, Alan Pimm-Smith, traces the origins of many technical, as well as common, terms.
Many English words relating to horses and horsemanship came from Arabic by way of Spanish.