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    to come over for a hang

    Hey, why don’t you come over tomorrow night to our house for a hang?

    This is a line from the movie Young Adult. Now I am familiar with the prasal verb "to hang out", so I assume that "hang" is related to this phrasal verb. I have checked in several dictionaries, but I couldn't find "hang" used in the context of hanging out.

    Have I interpreted this correctly? Is this something the screenwriter made up or is it just a new usage of "hang"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: to come over for a hang

    That's the thing about slang -- it is ahead of the dictionaries.

    Yes, you understand what is meant. It's certainly not common among my peer group or on TV or anything.

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    #3

    Re: to come over for a hang

    It's certainly new to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: to come over for a hang

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It's certainly new to me.
    And to me.

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    Re: to come over for a hang

    I have just texted my dissolute son (32). He confirmed that it is normal and natural, and asked "What's with your hangups about language, Pops?" I disown him

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    Re: to come over for a hang

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I have just texted my dissolute son (32). He confirmed that it is normal and natural, and asked "What's with your hangups about language, Pops?" I disown him
    At least he didn't reply with "Wots all dis wid ur probs wid english?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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