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    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Why I think she is stating that as a negative thing?!
    Fashion industry has its own hypocritical logic. Their idea of sexy is an anorexic stick staring forlornly into the distance. If someone has some flesh and looks more like a swimsuit model (for men's magazines), it's "too sexy" (meaning, it's a bad thing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    It's probably vavoom. It means "sexy" or "sex appleal" or it could be used generally to mean "exciting". This is a contraction of "va-va-voom" which means the same thing. Both are informal words.

    I'm guessing the speaker is saying that the model is too sexy in that "porn" way if it's about a fashion model.

    Do you mean that she wants to say that the model is sexy more than needed????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Do you mean that she wants to say that the model is sexy more than needed????????
    I don't know what she wants to say. And the only context I have here is that this is said by someone called Kimora.

    But, yes, that is how I read that sentence.

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    Default Re: baboom

    "when someone tells a joke, a one-liner, on stage, the drummer often hits his tomtom"

    But that is never baboom. It is always ba-dum BUMP or ba-dum CHING.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYppAs6ZdI&NR=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    "when someone tells a joke, a one-liner, on stage, the drummer often hits his tomtom"

    But that is never baboom. It is always ba-dum BUMP.

    WHAT?

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    Default Re: baboom

    WHAT?
    In some live comedy shows, a drummer is usedto indicate the punchline of a joke- you'll sometimes see people writing rimshot after a joke to imitate this. It is often associated with weaker jokes that require some help to make the audience laugh IMO. Someone suggested that baboom might refer to this.

    But that is never baboom.
    In the UK, we do use boom boom, because of the puppet fox Basil Brush.

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    Default Re: baboom

    Certainly badaboom, also badaboom-badabing, have been around forever. So badump, or baboom, or anything like it, could be used as an accent in live shows. The drummer hits the rimshot, or the highhat, or whatever, at the same time. Wonder if there's a word for doing that?
    Otherwise, baboom is not a real word that I know, although it could appear as a comic book explosion sound.
    Boom Boom... suggests 'out go the lights'. from the blues hit song, never heard of Mr. Brush.

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    Default Re: baboom

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In some live comedy shows, a drummer is usedto indicate the punchline of a joke- you'll sometimes see people writing rimshot after a joke to imitate this. It is often associated with weaker jokes that require some help to make the audience laugh IMO. Someone suggested that baboom might refer to this.



    In the UK, we do use boom boom, because of the puppet fox Basil Brush.
    Thanks for the Basil Brush link.

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