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    Question Safe man? ( British English)

    In London, you might hear a young person say 'Safe, man' - what does this mean?

    1. No problem, don't worry about it
    2. Hi, great to see you
    3. Great, fantastic etc.
    4. All of the above answers
    Source: the BBC


    Which answer is correct? Why? Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: Safe man? ( British English)

    4.

    slang.

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    Re: Safe man? ( British English)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Source: the BBC


    Which answer is correct? Why? Thanks!
    I would say 1.


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    #4

    Re: Safe man? ( British English)

    I agree - it should also be punctuated: "Safe, man".

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    Re: Safe man? ( British English)

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I agree - it should also be punctuated: "Safe, man".
    You agree with 1. or 4. ?


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    #6

    Re: Safe man? ( British English)

    With bhai >> 1

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    #8

    Re: Safe man? ( British English)

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    The OP did specify British English.

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    #9

    Re: Safe man? ( British English)

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The OP did specify British English.
    So did the dictionary.

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    Re: Safe man? ( British English)

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    So did the dictionary.
    In fact the various entries in the dictionary contradict each other.

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