I tried to coax google into finding results for "am not preceded by I", but failed.

Now my question is: Is saying "Am" instead of "I am" valid slang?


  • Am a God. Obey.
  • Am driving. Can't talk now.
  • Am a cat. Food plz.

By "grammatically correct slang", I mean if it's okay to use such sentences when talking, writing signs, registering domains, et al, when the intention is to not be serious, i.e. will native speakers understand?

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    It's conversational deletion. 'How slangy' it is is a matter of opinion. See John Lawler's answer, which concludes 'Let me reiterate that this phenomenon only occurs in speaking English, and in other informal communication systems like email and txting that work like speech. It is not good formal written style, except for reporting dialog in a story.' – Edwin Ashworth Aug 12 '15 at 10:23
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    All slang is grammatically correct. There is no ungrammatical slang. It does not exist. But that is actually beyond the point, because this is no slang in the first place. – RegDwigнt Aug 12 '15 at 10:28
  • Nice, thanks (and also thanks for duplicate-tion) ) – phresnel Aug 12 '15 at 10:39
  • There is no such thing as "proper" or "improper" slang. Slang is purely a matter between the speaker and the person listening, and whether they are communicating satisfactorily. It may employ expressions that are only meaningful to those two individuals. – Hot Licks Aug 12 '15 at 11:39
  • So "Engrish", Baby-Language and Dog-Language are slangs, too? Unfortunately, that does not really fit my book's definition of slang. – phresnel Aug 12 '15 at 13:57

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