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    some AMERICAN slang

    hi folks,
    i wanna share some slang expressions with you
    1-24\7 means all the time
    2-sharp means exactly,ex:the lesson is six o'clock sharp.
    3-like the back of my hand means vey well,ex:i know you like the back...
    4-in ages means for a long time
    5-let's get the ball rolling means let's get started
    6-boo means boy\girl friend
    7-all that means attractive
    tha's what i have now ,
    i hope my topic was all that
    regards,

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    Re: some AMERICAN slang

    I wouldn't say any of those were American slang.

    They are all commonly used idioms or fixed expressions in all forms of English.

    (Except for 7, which I, too, have never heard before.)

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    Re: some AMERICAN slang

    that's nice thanks brother for ur efforts

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    Re: some AMERICAN slang

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I wouldn't say any of those were American slang.

    They are all commonly used idioms or fixed expressions in all forms of English.

    (Except for 7, which I, too, have never heard before.)

    Rover
    I don't think they qualify as slang either. Sharp, as in 6 o'clock sharp is standard English, same for the back of my hand etc but some are common American (or some, like boo, African American) colloquialisms.

    As for all that, it's rather common actually, if limited to teenagers and young people. A typical use in sentence would be "she's not all that" meaning she's not really all that special (attractive, unique...) so it's basically just missing the adjective.

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    Re: some AMERICAN slang

    "boo means boy\girl friend" ??? How so?Could you please explain?

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    Re: some AMERICAN slang

    I think 'Boo' may well be a corruption of 'beau' which means 'sweetheart'.

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    Re: some AMERICAN slang

    "Boo" is a common slang term used to describe one's Significant Other. It can be used either as a noun ("Keep your paws off of him, he's my boo") or as nickname ("Boo, can you please buy me a pack of cigarettes on your way home?"). (Yes, it is derived from the French "beau.")

    "All that" means something or someone exceptional or special. It is often used sarcastically, such as "She thinks she's all that, but she ain't nothing special." Sometimes to amplify "all that" we'll add "and a bag of chips" (meaning potato chips, not french fries; as in the person is special with an extra bit of special-ness on the side, like ordering a deluxe sandwich in a restaurant that is served with a bag of potato chips on the side): "He just bought a brand new Mercedes Benz so he thinks he's all that and a bag of chips."

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    Re: some AMERICAN slang

    "Boo", as noted above, is Black American slang. Probably won't hear a white or Hispanic person say it.

    "I Love My Boo"--recent PR campaign encouraging acceptance of gay men and AIDS prevention in the black community.

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