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    maiabulela is offline Senior Member
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    slap (n.)

    Dear all,

    What is the menaing of "slap" in the following example?

    A: WALT IS JUST REALLY TALENTED. IT'S A LITTLE SICKENING. HE NEEDS A SLAP. HE DOES.

    The guy was talking about "Walt" who did the voice of "Rample" in Shrek Ever After.

    Thanks.

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    Re: slap (n.)

    Not a teacher.

    A "slap" is a physical blow across the face, on the cheek. With the hand open, not closed in a fist.

    It is most commonly used as a firm rejection of a behavior, be it a child doing something naughty, or a man trying to take sexual advantage of a woman.

    The idea here is that this "Walt" needs to be brought back down to earth. That's another use of the slap, now that I think about it. The slap to bring someone back to his senses.

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    Re: slap (n.)

    I want to clarify it more although SoothingDave clarified it.
    Slat means "a quick hit with the flat part of the hand or other flat object".

    For Example:
    She gave her son a slap for behaving badly.

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    Re: slap (n.)

    Yes, and it's usually intended as a rebuke of the present behavior and a reminder for the next time you think of doing the same thing again.

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    Re: slap (n.)

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Not a teacher.

    A "slap" is a physical blow across the face, on the cheek. With the hand open, not closed in a fist.

    It is most commonly used as a firm rejection of a behavior, be it a child doing something naughty, or a man trying to take sexual advantage of a woman.

    The idea here is that this "Walt" needs to be brought back down to earth. That's another use of the slap, now that I think about it. The slap to bring someone back to his senses.
    Thanks a lot for the last explantion "be brought back to his senses" So now we can say that "Walt is extraordinarily talented more than usual", right?

    Thanks. :)

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    Re: slap (n.)

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Thanks a lot for the last explantion "be brought back to his senses" So now we can say that "Walt is extraordinarily talented more than usual", right?

    Thanks. :)
    That's right.

    And also he might be a little more convinced of how great he is.

    So he needs a slap to restore him to his senses.

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    Re: slap (n.)

    Note that "a slap on the back" can be a sign of friendship/mateship/buddyhood etc. between men. It's not an aggressive act.
    It's also a signal of congratulations.

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