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    Hi teachers,

    In the following video clip the guy sounds like finishing his monologue with "oh snap". What does the phrase mean?
    YouTube - Figure Skating Truth Booth: Ryan Bradley

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    Last edited by hellokitty; 31-Jan-2008 at 05:06.

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    I couldn't get the video to load. However, 'snap' is often used when we want to say that two things are the same. For example, if you bought a pair of shoes yesterday and when you tell me I say 'snap', itmeans that I did the same. Does that fit the context?

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    Hi, Tdol

    Thank you for answering my question.
    I'm afraid I guess your answer doesn't fit in the context...

    This is what I think he's saying in the video.

    I know there're a lot of big scores and a lot of happy faces in the locker room. So man, good deliver, right? So, hopefully everyone else skates well while I put out a great show, and get more you guys to come watch us. That'll be... that'll be pretty ideal. I think that would make us all pretty happy. So, take care everyone. Peace. Oh snap!

    He snaps his fingers when he says "Oh snap".

    I hope this'll help you to answer the question.

    Kitty
    Last edited by hellokitty; 31-Jan-2008 at 22:54.

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    Default Re: Oh snap

    "Oh snap" is a slang phrase that can be used to express surprise, regret, dissapointment, happiness, and many other emotions, depending upon the context. Sometimes it's just a sign-off, or closing phrase, like "peace out" or "word to your mother."


    "Oh snap, my ice cream melted all over the car."

    "Hey, Fred, they're serving pizza in the cafeteria today!"
    "Oh, snap!"

    "I knew the right answer on that test."
    "Oh snap, you're so smart!"

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    Thank you so much, Ouisch!

    So, I assume in this video clip's case "Oh snap" means the same as "peace out", which means "Bye", doesn't it?

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    Default Re: Oh snap

    Quote Originally Posted by hellokitty View Post
    Thank you so much, Ouisch!

    So, I assume in this video clip's case "Oh snap" means the same as "peace out", which means "Bye", doesn't it?

    Kitty
    Correct.

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    Thanks a lot!!

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