The Origin of Slang
Keywords:bus from omnibus, taxi, piano, phone, and pub mob, dandy, booze for alcoholic beverage, crone, iron, chrome, canary, snout, langered
Slang was the main reason for the development of prescriptive language in an attempt to slow down the rate of change in both spoken and written language. Latin and French were the only two languages that maintained the use of prescriptive language in the 14th century. It was not until the early 15th century that scholars began pushing for a Standard English language.