From London to Timbuktu, there is a teeming underworld of rebellious “anti-societies” who speak a mercurial code. David Robson reports
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This is another interesting look at how languages evolve, sometimes by unconventional means! It’s sad, if you think about it, that secret languages among many groups had to evolve at all, but this article explains how some of these anti-languages came into being.
Language and linguistics is interesting! And even if anti-languages aren’t used in everyday language, at least in the business world, then it’s good to know about its existence to have a good understanding of where language has been, and how it’s evolving outside of the "normal" realms.
And yes, "gobbledygook" is a word I happen to use often. ;-)