Week 6 Challenge Topic - SLANG

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Week 6 Challenge Topic - SLANG

Post by itsjoanne » Thu May 14, 2020 11:16 am


Welcome back, Challengeers! The Week 6 topic is:


Most of us use slang - also known as casual or informal language or jargon - at some point. While it certainly doesn’t belong in formal writing, regular conversations are often peppered with it (and social media and texting probably feature it more than anywhere else). Whether it’s teenage lingo or terms specific to a certain profession or even class of people, it can make communication more clear - OR more difficult, depending on your knowledge of the vocabulary used. LOTS of possibilities for conflict in these entries, don’t you think?

Need more ideas? Check out the dictionary definition.


Have fun with this topic. You can write in any genre or style you like, AS LONG AS SOME MEANING OF THE TOPIC IS THE MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR ENTRY ... and as long as the entry conforms to the rules.

And keep this in mind: Entries may be in any style or genre, and they do not need to be overtly Christian in message. However, they must, at minimum, come from a Christian worldview/outlook. In the case of fiction, the Christian worldview/outlook may be subtle or allegorical, but it should still offer a fairly clear Christian viewpoint.

Remember to check your word count before submitting (entries must be between 150 and 750 words). A very reliable and free online word count check tool is this one:


PLEASE, always hit the preview button to check your entry before hitting the final submit button. This is the only way to make sure your entry is uploaded correctly. This is very important, particularly if you are using HTML code for the first time. Once you have previewed your entry, close the preview page and hit the submit button.

Finally, once submitted, do a check to make sure your entry is safely in the list:

Be cool - write something to make us LOL or be bummed - just write something! Hope to see ya on the list!

Love, Joanne
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