Urban Dictionary Has Become A Research Tool, A Legal Resource, And Sometimes Even A Style Arbiter – ArtsJournal

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Writer Christine Ro gives an overview of the ways the crowdsourced slang dictionary, now 20 years old (ancient in internet terms), is being used by (among others) linguists and sociologists, state DMVs, and attorneys and judges. (Then there was the time IBM tried using Urban Dictionary as a data set to feed the famous AI computer Watson.) – JSTOR Daily

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