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    what do the following slang words mean,please?

    vrum-vrum

    long prongs

    dum-dum

    bacon souffle

    I get a little flakier

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    Re: what do the following slang words mean,please?

    Quote Originally Posted by john3_10 View Post
    vrum-vrum = an engine sound - also vroom-vroom.

    long prongs = big sticks.(Could be figurative or slang.)

    dum-dum = A highly destructive bullet. Dum-dums have hollow or split tips that break apart inside the victim.

    bacon souffle = a French dish made with bacon, cheese, and eggs.

    I get a little flakier = I become somewhat more distracted, spacey, unreliable, incoherent, illogical.
    [I edit copy and have tutored college writing.]

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    Re: what do the following slang words mean,please?

    PS - Bacon souffle must mean something else or you wouldn't have asked about it. But I have no idea what. Maybe it's British. They'll say anything.


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    Re: what do the following slang words mean,please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Maybe it's British. They'll say anything.
    Thanks for that, Charlie - something I've often felt listening to American programmes.

    As to bacon souffle, it might have a meaning within a context, but I would think it would be more likely to be a bacon omelette - a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Maybe it's British. They'll say anything.

    It's always nice to hear from the international voice of xenophobia....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    It's always nice to hear from the international voice of xenophobia....
    Okay. Are you honestly going to defend a country that calls a perfectly good lunch bangers and mash?! I mean, where are the standards? Where do we draw the line? Where?

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    Re: what do the following slang words mean,please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Okay. Are you honestly going to defend a country that calls a perfectly good lunch bangers and mash?! I mean, where are the standards? Where do we draw the line? Where?
    It's not my place nor anyone else's to draw a line. When I was in the UK I found that it was common practice to serve baked beans with breakfast. My American tummy cringed and my brain triggered my gag reflex, but my mouth simply said "You can hold the beans, please." In the South, where Mr. Ouisch grew up, pork brains in gravy are sold on supermarket shelves and are a popular breakfast item when scrambled with eggs. Again, my tummy revolts at the very thought, but when offered this delicacy by my mother-in-law, I just say, "No, thank you."

    One man's pork brains are another's bangers and mash. Tolerance. It's a virtue.


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    Baked beans for breakfast is a relatively modern phenomenon - and anyway what's wrong wit bangers and mash - one of the beauties of english is the fun you can have with it!


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    PS Bacon souffle appears to be a quote from an Eminem lyric - and if it's slang it's not English English slang - nor does Google come up with anything suggesting it is slang.


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    Re: what do the following slang words mean,please?

    Hi,

    First post ever on a forum answering a question so I'm a little excited to tell the truth

    Anyway, "prongs" can sometimes be used to refer to legs, so the expression "look at those long prongs could be a reference to someone's lovely long legs.

    Hope that helps

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