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    We caught Roopali and Amit bitching about Ravi in the pink room


    What is the meaning of `bitching' and `about' here?

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    Re: bitching, about

    It is slang for "complaining about." Roopali and Amit were talking about Ravi when he wasn't there, and discussing the things they didn't like about him or his behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    It is slang for "complaining about." Roopali and Amit were talking about Ravi when he wasn't there, and discussing the things they didn't like about him or his behavior.
    Thank you very much --- Ouisch

    Also, what is the meaning of `caught' here?

    What is slang?

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    Re: bitching, about

    It means that you found them doing it and they were not expecting you to see/hear them.

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    Re: bitching, about

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you very much --- Ouisch

    Also, what is the meaning of `caught' here?

    What is slang?

    Slang dictionary - probably the most popular English slang resource on the WWW.

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    Re: bitching, about

    - that's a good resource.

    It doesn't seem to make the point (though I haven't read the whole entry in detail) that people who 'bitch' have to be women or gay, or heterosexuals behaving like a stereotypical woman or gay (e.g. commenting on dress-sense).

    [I'm trying very hard not to be sexist here - but the use of this verb is fraught with sexual stereotypes.]

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    Re: bitching, about

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    - that's a good resource.

    It doesn't seem to make the point (though I haven't read the whole entry in detail) that people who 'bitch' have to be women or gay, or heterosexuals behaving like a stereotypical woman or gay (e.g. commenting on dress-sense).

    [I'm trying very hard not to be sexist here - but the use of this verb is fraught with sexual stereotypes.]

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    In AmE, at least, it has evolved so that any type complaining or "bellyachin'" (by men or women) in general is referred to as "bitching." It's not something exclusively done have done by females or gays.

    "Michael Jordan earns over $20 million per year, and yet he starts bitching and moaning when the NBA won't give players a raise."
    "If you hate your job that much, stop bitching about it and do something! Get a new one!"

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    Re: bitching, about

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE, at least, it has evolved so that any type complaining or "bellyachin'" (by men or women) in general is referred to as "bitching." It's not something exclusively done have done by females or gays.

    "Michael Jordan earns over $20 million per year, and yet he starts bitching and moaning when the NBA won't give players a raise."
    "If you hate your job that much, stop bitching about it and do something! Get a new one!"
    But where am I going to get $20 million a year?

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    Re: bitching, about

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    But where am I going to get $20 million a year?
    How are you when it comes to handling a basketball?

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    Re: bitching, about

    For that money i'll handle anything

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