My informant told me after she got off of work, when we war sitting in the grass, that “At work everyone working there has been working there since Freshman year, so we’ve all been hanging out at work since then. So when we’re together at work we   use weird words, like we don’t say put, we say puta, and we say wokay instead of okay, and instead of saying how can I help you, we say howcana-howcana. We use this language more for customers who annoy us.”

This is a way to fight back toward the customers, in a way that they can’t get in trouble, because they can’t tell the customers that they are “pissing them off.”