- n. Plural form of argot.
“In a matter of fact, when you and all of your argots are our of Office, along with all of your friends and would-be friends.”
“At the time, that ability was missing, although he never says so, in some 50% of the population of France itself: Their mother tongues were Provençal, Breton, Basque, Occitan and other local argots.”
“Well I managed to develop several unique argots, one of which is a special grab-bag collection of jargon and expressions that is peculiar and only applies to certain crisis and will be totally forgotten by the time people see me again.”
“Obama is the catalyst for new kinds of conversations — conversations where we trust others enough to slip into the argots of our communities and share what's unique to them.”
“I spend all day transcribing medical, scientific, and legal documents and their argots are second-nature to me, but if I had an important message to relay, I would use plain-spoken English, not technical jargon.”
“I am distressed by the fact that, nowadays, the scientific argots and mechanical agents of our most advanced thinkers (be they physicists or biologists, among other technicians) have all become far more “speculative” and far more “imaginative” in tone than any pronouncements by our lyric poets, who behave like Luddites in the face of change ….”
“The poem attempts to lend aesthetic structure to a discordant assortment of argots and motifs.”
“The poem emulates the experience of channel surfing, leaping at random from one cultural fragment to another in an effort to evoke the most diverse variety of argots and epochs, genres and motifs.”
“So, why is it sill around fifty-odd years later, and showing no signs of going away when a whole shed load of slang, argots, or whatever you want to call them have disappeared.”
“In a sense, these serve as argots, and help identify both sides of the information transfer as belonging to the subculture where they appear.”
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