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Specializations => Historical Linguistics => Topic started by: Daniel on January 03, 2014, 09:44:37 AM

Title: "Shorty": an etymology from hip hop
Post by: Daniel on January 03, 2014, 09:44:37 AM
http://news.rapgenius.com/Matthew-daniels-the-etymology-of-shorty-in-hip-hop-lyrics

Interesting, no?
Title: Re: "Shorty": an etymology from hip hop
Post by: lx on January 03, 2014, 10:14:56 AM
I always feel like cringing every time I see some meticulous analysis on a subject like rap or hip hop. This was no exception. :)
Title: Re: "Shorty": an etymology from hip hop
Post by: Daniel on January 03, 2014, 10:17:22 AM
Haha, what's that? I don't care much about the subject matter, but the analysis is reasonable and it's an interesting case of a media-introduced word that has spread, I suppose. I can't say I don't have a similar reaction though.