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    Kung-Fu Fighting

    Hi there.

    "They were funky China men from funky Chinatown."
    1. What does 'funky' mean? Is it a common usage? Is it OK to say a funky Japanese or American?

    "There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung"
    2. Who is Billy Chin? Who is Sammy Chung?

    "He said here comes the big boss, let's get it on."
    3. Who is he? Who is the big boss?
    4. What does 'get it on' mean? Is it a common usage?

    "We took a bow and made a stand,"
    5. What does 'make a stand' mean? Is it a common usage?

    "The sudden motion made me skip now we're into a brand new trip"
    6. What does 'skip' mean? Is it a common usage?
    7. What does the quote above mean? Can you explain?


    Thanks in advance.


    feint
    verb [I or T]
    (especially in football or boxing) to pretend to move, or to make a move, in a particular direction in order to deceive a competitor:
    [+ to infinitive] Callas feinted to pass the ball and then shot it into the net.
    He feinted a shot to the left.

    feint
    noun [C]
    He produced a brilliant feint, passed two defenders, and smashed the ball into the net.

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    The Song Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting Lyrics - Kung Fu Fighting - Lyrics On Demand



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    Re: Kung-Fu Fighting

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi there.

    "They were funky China men from funky Chinatown."
    1. What does 'funky' mean? Is it a common usage? Is it OK to say a funky Japanese or American?

    "There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung"
    2. Who is Billy Chin? Who is Sammy Chung?

    "He said here comes the big boss, let's get it on."
    3. Who is he? Who is the big boss?
    4. What does 'get it on' mean? Is it a common usage?

    "We took a bow and made a stand,"
    5. What does 'make a stand' mean? Is it a common usage?

    "The sudden motion made me skip now we're into a brand new trip"
    6. What does 'skip' mean? Is it a common usage?
    7. What does the quote above mean? Can you explain?

    Kung Fu Fighting is a guilty pleasure of mine - I do love this song!

    "Funky" has changed in meaning over the years. Back in the 1970s, when this song was originally recorded, "funky" meant cool or hip, current and trendy. Today, however, "funky" has two different meanings. It can describe something that is unusual, but still "cool." It can also describe something that has spoiled or something that smells bad: "Please have this mint, your breath is really funky!"

    Billy Chin and Sammy Chong are just made-up names for characters in the song.

    "Big Boss" can have several different meanings; in general usage it refers to the person in charge. In the song, they're referrring to the leader of a rival gang. "Get it on" in this case means "let's start the fighting." ("Get it on" is common usage, but its meaning changes depending upon the context. For one thing, it can mean "let's have sex.")

    "Make a stand" is common usage; it means to hold firm against something or someone.

    "Made him skip" in this sense means he was momentarily startled. "We're into a brand new trip" means the entire situation has suddenly changed.

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    Re: Kung-Fu Fighting

    Hi, Ouisch.

    stand n. possible definition and usage in the song.
    a defensive effort (Example: "The army made a final stand at the Rhone")


    I'm glad you like the song. It's one of favorites too.

    Thanks for the details.

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