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    money, oeps, hips, excuse me

    What does "oeps, hips, excuse me" mean?

    I've only found "oep" which mean "Office of Emergency Preparedness." Nothing to do with it in the context below.
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    In a shady expat bar, lurking on his expat whisky, brawling on his business successes, he explains: Oh, yes, well you know, it is all about guanxi and knowing how to approach with a good stack of money, oeps, hips, excuse me, I mean relational gifts of course!” He stood op from his stole and staggered towards the loo and after a while we wondered what had happened to him…

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    Re: money, oeps, hips, excuse me

    You'd have to ask the writer. They also wrote 'He stood op from his stole' so who knows what they could have meant?

    You are reading some weird stuff, GoodTaste.

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    Re: money, oeps, hips, excuse me

    I guess it could mean oops- the person says money and then changes it to a term more acceptable in bribery. I have no idea what hips could mean.

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    Re: money, oeps, hips, excuse me

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    hic?
    That would suggest the presence of alcohol which would go some way to explaining the bizarre speech involved!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: money, oeps, hips, excuse me

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That would suggest the presence of alcohol which would go some way to explaining the bizarre speech involved!
    Hic-hic-HICCUP?

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    Re: money, oeps, hips, excuse me

    In the context, does "an expat bar" mean "a wine bar run by foreigners"?

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    Re: money, oeps, hips, excuse me

    It might not be run by foreigners but foreigners living in the unnamed country will make up the majority of the clientele.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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