Post a new slang word/phrase

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  1. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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  5. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Not that new, but ''spill the tea.'' (meaning - to not hold back any details of an event, or secret you're keeping; can also border on asking someone to share gossip)

    Example: C'mon, how did the office party go last week? I need to know. Spill the tea!

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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry never heard

    Only spill the beans

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  8. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Yea, guess “beans” has been replaced with tea. Pretty much the same meaning. ^_^
     
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    Schrödinger’s Text

    The philosophical thought exercise used by men and women, waiting for a text that states “If you turn your phone off the text is both received and not received until you turn it back on and see”. This thought exercise is exceptionally useful when you are waiting and obsessing over a text.

    Hmm, that's a funny one.
     
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  11. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Didn't know that history! Most people use it when asking someone to share the gossip or the hearsay they've heard. Interesting how ''truth'' turned into gossip over time. Gossip is often anything but truthful.

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    Me neither.If I was wondering where that "tea" came from I might have guessed the Boston Tea Party

    "Spilling the beans" seems to have a far longer chain of derivation ,going back as far as the birth of democracy according to that link.
     
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  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    "We've got trouble, right here in River City
    and that starts with T and that rhymes with P and that stands for pool."
    -- Professor Harold Hill
     
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    I don’t get it…

    I searched for Harold hill and landed on Alan Dershowitz.
     
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