'If an individual makes a [lingo-based] claim applied to one's self in the context of a [specific lingo]-user group and then immediately hears vocal affirmation from that group, that individual is likely to use the phrase again shortly thereafter (adapted from Skinner 1948/1992; 1957/2014; 1981; Naour 2009, 10). For example, in a given verbal community, ...is the response to an individual instance of [lingo] usage a smile and an open body posture or a frown and a closed posture? Or is it something else?
-XJ, p. 98, adapted
Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter teaches at a public university in the Great Lakes region of North America and coaches at Sollars & Associates and independently.