Unless you are part of the medical field, you probably are on the same page as some of the patient’s in this clip. “Huh? What? What’s that mean?” are some of the questions we have when we encounter words or jargon that we don’t understand– even when it is in the proper context. For this discussion, you should choose 3 social communities (co-cultures) that you inhabit or have inhabited in your life in the United States. These co-cultures could be your job (service industry, retail, nursing, construction, etc.), your hobbies (gaming, music, sports, knitting, drawing, etc.), an ethnic culture (African American, Southern, Texan, Latino, Korean American, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, etc.), sexual orientation and gender identity (straight, LGBTQIA), political affiliations (Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, etc.), or socioeconomic status (lower-class, middle-class, upper-class, etc.).

All of these co-cultures have their own sayings or jargon that are used in the context of those co-cultures. Within your 3 social communities, give two examples of jargon or special language used, define the terms, and then use them in context within that social community.