In A Brief History of Slang, slang expert Jonathan Green provides an overview of the development of English slang throughout history. Green discusses the root words for many popular slang expressions and notes that different words and sayings don't often last. Green also talks about the cultural reasons that promote the development of slang among such groups as young people, members of the American mafia, and rap musicians. Viewers can discover how terms like "punk," "bimbo, " and even the word "slang" itself came into being. Instructors and others may wish to note that this film does not contain any obscenities.
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