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    #1

    What does this mean ?

    The following sentences appear in a song by "the streets" -> World feels like its caved in proper sorry frown. I don't know what the "Proper Sorry Frown" means.
    Is it that you are completely knocked down by the pear-shaped situation you are into ? That "Your world can be more caved in"
    Thanks in advance
    Kind regards.

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    #2

    Re: What does this mean ?

    To me, it sounds as if he just wants to say that his frown is genuine.


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    #3

    Re: What does this mean ?

    Yea, you probably have a point there.

    Thanks tdol

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    #4

    Re: What does this mean ?

    'Proper' is used colloquially to mean good/right/correct.


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    #5

    Re: What does this mean ?

    i think that in this context he is saying the world or things are in a bad way. so not dissimilar to what you thought originally.

    hope that helps!


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    #6

    Re: What does this mean ?

    Hi studygirl,

    Yep, I'm with you when you say that it is negative here. I know what the word "proper" means also in this context. It emphesises the fact that things are seriously wrong
    The whole sentence is probably just used as an extra confirmation.

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    #7

    Re: What does this mean ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johan[@CLT]
    The following sentences appear in a song by "the streets" -> World feels like its caved in proper sorry frown. I don't know what the "Proper Sorry Frown" means.
    Is it that you are completely knocked down by the pear-shaped situation you are into ? That "Your world can be more caved in"
    Thanks in advance
    Kind regards.
    Proper - some idiots use this to mean really, so it's saying he has a really sorry frown.

    Basically he's saying that, yep, everything is knocked down and over and he's very sad/sorry for it.

    Personally I try to avoid this song

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