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    Default "Money" when addressing a person?

    My pupil wrote a letter and at the end of the letter he wrote "See you, money".

    As far as I know (from the urbandictionary.com) money means "slang: 1a) A person possessing an outstanding personality quality, social skill, physical appearance, or any exceptional ability or skill that makes them stand out.; 1b) To be the best at something; 1c) Skilled to the level of being as good as currency."

    Can we use "money" when addressing people? especially in a phrase like this?

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    Default Re: "Money" when addressing a person?

    I haven't come across it used like this, but it's possible. However, most of the definitions see to give it as an adjective- You're so money, etc.

    Honey would fit there perfectly, but that may sound dated to your pupil.

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    Default Re: "Money" when addressing a person?

    Thank you!

    At first I thought that he wanted to write "honey" :)

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    Default Re: "Money" when addressing a person?

    Possible that it was "See you Monday"?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: "Money" when addressing a person?

    I've definitely seen this used as an epithet. (What's up, Money?) Such a usage is likely predicated upon common knowledge that an individual is particularly skilled or valuable, and most likely used between friends.

    It's most popular usage is as an adjective. (That's so money.)

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    Default Re: "Money" when addressing a person?

    Slang that hasn't permeated the over-40 crowd, apparently.
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    Default Re: "Money" when addressing a person?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Slang that hasn't permeated the over-40 crowd, apparently.
    So what hope is there for the over-60s?

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    Default Re: "Money" when addressing a person?

    For slang? You can hope, as I do for myself, that you don't try to use slang that is not part of your native vocabulary, and sound hopeless outdated. You dig?
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    Default Re: "Money" when addressing a person?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You dig?
    Roger!

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