Please give an exact quote from the book if possible. Thank you!
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Many of the slang terms have to do with getting fired or demeaning language about women. Getting "canned" is often a term used for getting fired. All the men desperately need these jobs and getting "canned" is not a good thing.
"Slim, will we get canned now? We need the stake. Will Curley's old man can us now?"
Women are openly objectified in this story, especially in a ranch full of men. Curley's wife is referred to in terms of her sexuality and little else.
“Well, I think Curley’s married… a tart.”
“Jesus, what a tramp.”