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    #1

    Arrow SNAP!

    Hi there,

    On several occasions, while looking through the posts or watching billboard ads, I stumbled upon the word 'snap'.

    I could not get the meaning of the word even when I looked it in the dictionary.

    Can you please explain the word, and its usage.

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    Re: SNAP!

    NOT A TEACHER

    Does this help? It's difficult to say without context.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 26-Sep-2012 at 11:43.

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    #3

    Re: SNAP!

    Have a look here: Snap - Card Game Rules

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    #4

    Re: SNAP!

    In order to understand the figurative usage, documented in CS's link, it helps to understand the non-figurative usage documented in Bhai's! So you need to 'join up the dots'!

    b

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    #5

    Re: SNAP!

    PS We're all assuming a context that makes 'Snap' mean something like 'Look, I've got the same <noun>.' There are other meanings - an easy thing, a short spell of weather, an informal photograph, a noise, a breakage...
    You know what to do (hint: it's the only place where 'success' comes before 'effort')

    b
    Last edited by BobK; 26-Sep-2012 at 17:39. Reason: Fix typo

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    #6

    Re: SNAP!

    It's also used as a rejoinder to a remark, usually humorous, made at someone else's expense. Sort of like "Oh, he got you good with that remark!"
    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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    #7

    Re: SNAP!

    In the context mentioned by the OP, I believe it was something like this:

    Two moderators (if I remember correctly, one of them was Rover_KE; the other one might have been 5jj), gave approximately the same answer to a question, but one of them did so about one minute earlier. After the second answer appeared, the "faster" moderator then posted again, simply writing "Snap!" (humorously telling the other moderator "I was faster this time").

    As I recall it, that same day there had already been two or three such near-coincidences in answering, and it sort of created the atmosphere for that "snap!" thingy that the OP mentions.

    charliedeut

    PS If any of the implied, or mentioned, moderators read this and find it inaccurate, please feel free to enlighten us all with your wisdom

    PPS: I've found it! https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...78310-any.html (I believe it's this "Snap!" that the OP was making reference to). By the way, I was right about Rover, but wrong about 5jj: the second moderator implied was bhai, as you'll see).
    Last edited by charliedeut; 26-Sep-2012 at 15:21. Reason: Added PPS
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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