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    What does it mean in context and slangs

    Hear I'll post questions on slangs and cuts from texts.
    Particularly, what does mean slang "thangs out"? In context: When they run up on you wit them thangs out.
    And sentence : If there's beef, cock it and dump it, the drama really means nothin
    ???
    It does not mean I like it or I support it. But I'd like to understand everything

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    Re: What does it mean in context and slangs

    Quote Originally Posted by learner142 View Post
    Hear Here I'll post questions on slangs slang/slang terms and cuts excerpts from texts.
    Particularly, what does mean the slang term "thangs out" mean? In Here is the context: "When they run up on you wit them thangs out."

    And this sentence : "If there's beef, cock it and dump it, the drama really means nothin".
    ???
    It does not mean I like it or I support it but I'd like to understand everything.
    In your first sentence, "wit" means "with", "them" is sub-standard and used instead of "those" and "thangs" is a somewhat phonetic spelling of an American pronunciation of the word "things". In normal English, the excerpt would read "... when they run towards you with those things out". Without knowing who they are or what those things are, it's impossible to say what it actually means.

    In your sentence example, are you sure it said "cock", not "cook"?

    Note my corrections to the rest of your post, marked above in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does it mean in context and slangs

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    In your sentence example, are you sure it said "cock", not "cook"?
    It said 'cock'. You can find the full lyrics at the link below. WARNING - not for the faint-hearted.

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Oct-2015 at 11:34. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: What does it mean in context and slangs

    Excuse me for errors in writing. I'll try to to get your ajustments of my writing. Thanks for that. I'm only learning. Grammar was the last thing on my progress in english, cuz I spend most attention on acquiring vokabulary base and learning to understand speech on musics and films. Excuse again.
    The context is from music lyrics and I'm sure word is "cock" in prononciation too.
    I anticipated the first excerpt would be that: When they run up (I clearly understand the meaning "run up") on you with them would not be a mercy. I think it from "thanks". Cuz they are very agressive and cruel men from context.
    I suspect the cock arrive from vulgar meaning of that word.
    Last edited by learner142; 17-Oct-2015 at 11:24.

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    Re: What does it mean in context and slangs

    You are welcome to ask questions about slang terms here, but please use standard English in your own writing. The standard word is 'because', not 'cuz'.

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    Thank you! I'll try to get it too. "Because". Corrected!
    What does also the "beef" in this sentence mean?

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    Re: What does it mean in context and slangs

    Quote: (Aye you want some of this "bad thing"
    Naw, I don't want that "bad thing"
    I don't give a .... , I don't play dat "bad thing"
    And I'm fin'nin to buss a cap in a "one person")
    Some offensive "words" has been replaced.
    Prononsiation of the first sentence doesn't match the text.
    What does 'I dont play that 'bad thing' in "I don't give a .... , I don't play dat "bad thing"mean? I don't use it?
    And the next sentence: And I'm fin'nin to buss a cap in a "one person" What does it mean?

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    Re: What does it mean in context and slangs

    Quote Originally Posted by learner142 View Post
    Thank you! I'll try to get it too. "Because". Corrected!
    What does also the "beef" in this sentence mean?
    It's a variation on the more standardized idiom 'have a beef with someone', meaning to have a problem, argument, disagreement, etc. with somebody.

    Used correctly, songs and videos can be useful learning tools (I'll use them in my own classroom), but I'd really suggest you avoid certain styles of music, such as rap and hip-hop which use non-standard English and are full of slang.

    Unless your goal is to sound like some kind of gang-banger or you think it's desirable to try and pass yourself off as some kind of faux gangster, I highly question the value of trying to learn from songs from "artists" such as 50 Cent....
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: What does it mean in context and slangs

    Again, the problem is that this is all non-standard English, and even considering that, his pronunciation is so non-standard it's difficult to transcribe. I question whether the person transcribing the lyrics is a native speaker, also.

    Without listening to the actual song and transcribing it myself (which I absolutely refuse to do) I can't really comment on the accuracy of the transcriptions.

    Quote Originally Posted by learner142 View Post
    Quote: (Aye you want some of this "bad thing"
    Naw, I don't want that "bad thing"
    I don't give a .... , I don't play dat "bad thing"
    And I'm fin'nin to buss a cap in a "one person")
    Some offensive "words" has been replaced.
    Prononsiation of the first sentence doesn't match the text.
    Quote Originally Posted by learner142 View Post
    What does 'I dont play that 'bad thing' in "I don't give a .... , I don't play dat "bad thing"mean? I don't use it?
    It's all bad transcriptions of the phrases "I don't play that game", meaning 'I'm not interested in doing what you want to do, or doing it in the manner you wish.'
    Quote Originally Posted by learner142 View Post
    And the next sentence: And I'm fin'nin to buss a cap in a "one person" What does it mean?
    Again, he was actually saying 'fixing to bust a cap', which is rap/gansta slang meaning to shoot somebody.
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    Re: What does it mean in context and slangs

    Their pronunciation is very unclear for me. That's why I chose rap music. If I can get used to this type speech I can easily understand every unclear speaking. I tried to listen some people. They speak fast and very unclear, not like on learning materials and like narrators. By the way, on them I acquire "links" to new idioms and expand my base. It doesn't mean that I support and like this music and the manner of speech.
    Last edited by learner142; 17-Oct-2015 at 19:51.

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