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    snake you like that

    Imagine being a twin and having your twin snake you like that.

    http://www.kappit.com/img/181145/ima...you-like-that/

    Hi,
    I ran into the above on the Internet and I don't know how to interpret "snake you like that."
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    Re: snake you like that

    It's not a term I'm familiar with, but you can see how one of the two men is extremely muscular.
    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: snake you like that

    Thanks, Barb-D, but how should I understand "snake you like that?" What does it mean?

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    Re: snake you like that

    I have never seen that phrase before. You could look in Urban Dictionary.
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    Re: snake you like that

    Thanks, Barb, and the following definition from Urban Dictionary seems to be my answer:

    (verb, noun, adj.) - An ill but intentional act to satisfy one's desire/amusement at the expense of others
    1. I am feeling lonely tonight, let's go to the bar and snake!

    2. Dougie's lack of poker skill is written all over his face. Whenever he steps into the poker room, the pros want to snake him for all his money

    3. Chowder is called a snake by many of his ex-girlfriends. He is a hit and run type of guy.

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    Re: snake you like that

    I'm not familiar with 'snake' as a verb either, but it is common to refer to somebody untrustworthy, sneaky, dishonest or unscrupulous as a 'snake'. Lawyers, for example, are frequently referred to as 'snakes' to cast them in an unfavorable light.

    I would guess that maybe this slang is just making a verb from that definition of the noun snake.
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    Re: snake you like that

    I've never heard of it either, but if you look at the definition LewisJian provided from Urban Dictionary

    An ill but intentional act to satisfy one's desire/amusement at the expense of others
    If you look at the picture and consider this description, you can see how it applies.

    One twin has really shown up the other by building his body so big. It was deliberate, and (apparently) meant to make his twin look bad by comparison.

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