Saturday, August 24, 2013

Innit vs. jus chillin: a socio-inguistic analysis

"Innit" signifies an urge to belong, to confirm group membership by making sure that you're understood and by using the same language as the rest of the group. There's some social function to "innit".

"Jus chillin", on the other hand, conjures images of utter social alienation as Marx wrote about it, of mindlessly biding time until one's death by way of gobbling up multi-coloured snacks plopped in front of a plasma screen splashed with glamour, violent deaths and other mental pollution.

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