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    What is "Ocho"?

    What is "Ocho"?

    for example:
    "What are you smoking, Ocho?"

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    Re: What is "Ocho"?

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    I do not think this word "Ocho" is an English word, it is either a persons name or a word borrowed from another language.

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    #3

    Re: What is "Ocho"?

    In what context did you encounter the word?

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    Re: What is "Ocho"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In what context did you encounter the word?
    And we're back
    here on Sports View,

    00:04:56,963 --> 00:05:00,388
    with my special guest,
    Chad Ochocinco.

    00:05:00,550 --> 00:05:03,178
    Chad, which college
    football powerhouse

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    is gonna have the most players
    drafted in this year's draft?

    00:05:06,264 --> 00:05:09,188
    I'm gonna have to go with my
    alma mater, the Oregon State.

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    Come on, man!
    What are you smoking, Ocho?

    00:05:12,729 --> 00:05:14,481
    <i>You think I don't know
    what I'm talking about?</i>

    00:05:14,564 --> 00:05:16,737
    <i>Do me a favor,
    take a look at the tape.</i>

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    Re: What is "Ocho"?

    "Ocho" is Spanish for "eight." This person, Chad Johnson, was an NFL (American) football player, who wore number 85. Somewhere along the way he decided to change his name to "Ochocinco," which is bilingual-illiterate Spanish for "eight five."

    (HE should have called himself "ochenta-y-cinco" if he meant "eighty-five," but he wasn't hired for his brains.)

    This interviewer is calling him "Ocho" for short.

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    #6

    Re: What is "Ocho"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    (HE should have called himself "ochenta-y-cinco" if he meant "eighty-five," but he wasn't hired for his brains.)
    "Ochenta y cinco". Without hyphens.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    Re: What is "Ocho"?

    The guest's name is Chad Ochocinco. Ocho is one of Chad's nicknames.

    The host is being playful. He's telling Ocho that he must be on drugs to say what he said:

    "What are you, high, man? What are you on, Ocho?"

    This is very ordinary American banter - not slang, exactly, but slangy.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 28-Apr-2015 at 22:51.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: What is "Ocho"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    This is very ordinary American banter - not slang, exactly, but slangy.
    We use What are you/have you been smoking? and many variations on the theme in BrE in the same way to express surprise, disbelief, incredulity, etc.

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