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Slang Is Money

by John Vorhaus |  Published: Jan 07, 2015


I’m a word junkie, so hopelessly addicted to the things that I make up my own all the time. Many of these new words and phrases are poker-related. Some are pure self-indulgence, but others are pure money. Let me explain. In linguistic philosophy we learn that language informs belief; manipulate language and you manipulate belief. By inventing new slang expressions for the persons, places, and things of the poker world, I manipulate language; I change the way I think about things. I think this is a good thing. Poker, as we know, is about concentration. The better you concentrate, the better you play. Poker slang can be a means of focusing concentration. By naming things, and by referring to these things by name, you quickly move to a deeper level of understanding; you “know” these things better than you otherwise would. Example: My slang take on a bunch of tight ...

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