Letter A – Glossary of English Slang

–  Glossary of English Slang  –


(an) Amateur Mistake – See:  Slang – Letter “M”, for “Mistake”

(one’s) Approach – As a verb, this is not slang.  As a noun, however, this is a slang term which means, the method, strategy or way in which someone decides on how to “deal with” a situation.  This comes from the fact that the way in which a person decides to view and handle a situation will greatly affect the outcome of that situation.  If a child misbehaves at school and the parents get a call from the teacher about his misbehaving, the parent has to decide:  Should he or she be strict and scold the child for being disrespectful to the teacher and possibly loose the trust of the child who is having troubles with some other thing?  Or should the parent try to be understanding of why the child mis-behaved, and risk the possibility that the child sees his or her parents as being gullible and weak?  So the parent’s decision to be (in these examples) “strict” or “understanding” are two different *approaches* that the parent can choose to take.

–  ( English Slang – Letter A )  –