Straattaal moet niet worden verward met het begrip slang
, maar gebruikt ook wel woorden uit het Amerikaanse slang.
About British slang
British slang is English language slang used and originating in the United Kingdom and also used to a limited extent in countries such as the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It is also used in the United States to a limited extent. Slang is informal language sometimes peculiar to a particular social class or group and its use in Britain dates back to before the 15th century. The language of slang, in common with the English language, is changing all the time; new words and phrases are being added and some are used so frequently by so many, they almost become mainstream.