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    what is the meaning of chill here...
    "Hi.I see your interview didn't go too well. Well, you have got 2 more,right? Do well in those. And who knows? Maybe the result of the first one might turn out positive. Anyways chill"

    How acceptable is the usage of "anyways" and "chill" here ?
    Last edited by beesting; 16-Nov-2013 at 15:15.

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    "Chill" is slang for "relax" or "remain calm."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Chill" is slang for "relax" or "remain calm."
    Thanks but is it okay to say "Anyways chill" in this context.(to someone who has had a bad interview)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beesting View Post
    Thanks but is it okay to say "Anyways chill" in this context.(to someone who has had a bad interview)
    If you want them to relax or remain calm.

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    This speaker of BrE considers 'anyways' to be non-standard English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    This speaker of BrE considers 'anyways' to be non-standard English.
    Me, too. I like it better than "anywho."

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    Default Re: Anyways

    It's definitely non-standard. But it's definitely used.

    The sentence could use a comma. (And some compassion!)
    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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    I consider it non-standard but colloquial. You don't hear it much in BrE. I agree that it needs a comma. I would write:

    - Anyway, chill!
    - Anyway, relax!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Me, too. I like it better than "anywho."
    I have always thought that was spelt "anyhoo" and was a non-standard version of "anyhow". Live and learn.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I have always thought that was spelt "anyhoo" and was a non-standard version of "anyhow". Live and learn.
    It is spelled both ways. Neither is considered acceptable.

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