by Patch O'Furr
Thanks to Pup Nacho for his news tip below. First, let me ask: Are knots funny?
The Top 10 Knots You Saw In Boy Scouts— Dogpatch Press (@DogpatchPress) September 4, 2015
Sea Captain Unsure Why Furries Keep Giggling While They Ask How Fast The Ship Goes— Dogpatch Press (@DogpatchPress) November 5, 2015
If you’re giggling like I did when I posted those, you might be Furry Trash. And you might appreciate how they only make sense for those in the know.
Having unique language is a mark of a fully-fledged subculture. They call it slang, vernacular, cant, or cryptolect. Fans of fantasy fiction and role-playing might know about Thieves’ Cant (for criminals, beggars and hustlers, traveling performers, and carnival workers); those who study Queer theory may know Polari. (See Atlas Obscura: The Forgotten Secret Language of Gay Men.)