Post a new slang word/phrase

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  1. geordief Registered Senior Member

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  3. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Woke

    adjective, Slang. (often used in the phrase stay woke)
    2. actively aware of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those related to civil and human rights: In light of recent incidents of police brutality, it’s important to stay woke.
     
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  5. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Why is Ebonics new?
     
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  7. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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  8. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Just heard on CNN when talking about Flynn requesting immunity

    Lawyer explaining to reporter made a slip of the tongue? saying ' Flynn would give testerphoney '

    I think English gained a new word

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  9. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Reminded me of

    It's hard to soar like a eagle when surrounded by turkeys

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    It's hard being a turkey when being shat on by eagles

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  10. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Sure the lawyer wasn't just describing the Big O? Did you perhaps mishear "testosterophony"?
     
  11. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Nope

    Definately Flynn

    And after the explanation had finished the follow on desk reporter made comment

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  12. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Yes I see it does make sense now

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  13. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    fargroovadelic
    (from a fellow veteran who took a degree in english and went off to teach english in Japan circa 1972)

    from
    far out
    groovy
    psychedelic
     
  14. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    It's not--it just has a name now.

    White people and black people had their own dialects, going back to the colonial days when the first slaves were brought here.

    The word "Ebonics" is already out of vogue. The term that supplanted it is African-American vernacular English. It has been so widely accepted in academia that the abbreviation "AAVE" is now in use.
     
  15. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    I was being sarcastic, of course. I mean, that's me, right?

    I grew up in the deep south, so I spoke in the AAVE dialect as well as proper English. I don't say American English, because at the time the folks with a good education spoke something closer to British English than was spoken up east.

    English has devolved, sadly.
     
  16. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    All languages do. The cultures they support keep changing!

    As for calling it "devolution," that's just the last gasp of the current generation, wishing that nothing will ever change.
     
  17. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I wish things would change. For example, I wish news readers would learn another adjective besides 'massive'.
     
  18. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I'm sure that if you spend about two and a half minutes on the project, you'll come up with several dozen other popular words of the same type.
     
  19. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

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    "Go hard" is a well-worn phrase in my country, most often "go hard, bro" is meant to mean "give it all you got", say. This could be in reference to a rugby game, a drinking game, in fact almost anything at all. However, I've never heard it in reference to sex or cherchez la femme.

    And I've heard the phrase "going well hard", on Brit TV shows, like Little Britain. Whence: "to go well hard on it", with the same vernacular, again this could be in reference to almost anything, including a bong.
     
  20. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Apparently according to urban dictionary, ''ham'' is an acronym for ''hard as (a) mother-effer'' ...so ''going ham'' means you're going to put someone in their place. lol! You should say it a few times here and there, and see if anyone pauses and asks you what are you talking about?

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  21. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Someone said that, earlier in the thread, and I replied it did not sound like your style.

    Beer w Straw maybe, but not Wegs.

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    lit = great
    off the chain = extreme (positive or negative)
     
  23. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    That seems to be strictly British usage. I've never encountered it on this side of the Whaleroad.
     

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