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Slang

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Slang talk may get a ”bad rap” from grammarians, but the average American’s vocabulary has 2,000 slang words, a dictionary editor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville said. Jonathan Lighter, a UT-Knoxville faculty associate, is editor of the Random House ”Dictionary of American Slang.” The first of three volumes will be published next

KTA Honors

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Thirty-six students are scheduled to join the University of Tennessee-Knoxville journalism honors society Friday at the Kappa Tau Alpha initiation ceremony. The journalism honors program will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the College of Communications auditorium. The program will include a talk by journalism professor June Adamson, part of the annual