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    Meaning of buzz?

    What does buzz mean in this text?

    'My Dad brought me down to London when I was ten. It was a buzz just being here. I was impressed by the huge buildings and the variety of architecture. It fascinates me.'

    Does it mean that London was so busy for him?

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    #2

    Re: Meaning of buzz?

    The AHD defines "buzz":
    Slang A state of pleasant intoxication, as from alcohol.

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    Re: Meaning of buzz?

    To remember this one, think of the connection with 'pleasing'.

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    Re: Meaning of buzz?

    [QUOTE=anikoa;810131]What does buzz mean in this text?

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    Yesterday I was feeling a little depressed.

    I needed a buzz.

    So I drank a can of diet soda.

    It pepped me right up.



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    #5

    Re: Meaning of buzz?

    * Does it mean that London was so busy for him?

    No, not really. It means that being in London (maybe for the first time) provoked feelings of excitement and activity (and possibly euphoria).


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    Re: Meaning of buzz?

    Quote Originally Posted by anikoa View Post
    What does buzz mean in this text?

    'My Dad brought me down to London when I was ten. It was a buzz just being here. I was impressed by the huge buildings and the variety of architecture. It fascinates me.'

    Does it mean that London was so busy for him?

    Aniko
    Just a thought: that last question (which JP has answered) suggests to me that maybe you don't know that 'busy' is pronounced /'bɪzi:/ (and also the related 'business' - which has yet another trap [only two syllables: /'bɪznəs/])

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    Re: Meaning of buzz?

    It's clear now. Thank you for the replies.

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    Re: Meaning of buzz?

    What does 'It pepped me right up.' mean? :)

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    Re: Meaning of buzz?

    Quote Originally Posted by anikoa View Post
    What does 'It pepped me right up.' mean? :)

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    (1) My dictionary defines it as "add liveliness."

    (2) In other words, I was feeling blue (a bit sad/depressed), but after drinking that

    diet soda, I was feeling "alive" again. It reinvigorated me.

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    Re: Meaning of buzz?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    (1) My dictionary defines it as "add liveliness."

    (2) In other words, I was feeling blue (a bit sad/depressed), but after drinking that

    diet soda, I was feeling "alive" again. It reinvigorated me.
    The people who named Pepsi Cola were probably not entirely unaware of this connotation! (Maybe the influence was in the other direction though: the drink was said to improve peptic hygiene, and the phrasal verb 'to pep up' derives from that too.)

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