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Post by jam » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:18 am

al wrote:[...] I have so much trouble understanding English slang. [...]

There's a lot of American slang dictionaries out there, e.g. The Online Slang Dictionary - maybe British counterparts are available as well?

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Post by al » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:22 pm

I don't know but maybe somebody can tell me what a blimey is? Anything like slimey? Or what is a kit?

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Post by jam » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:39 pm

I incidentally stumbled across this English-American dictionary - I think it might be just what you're looking for. I'm certainly going to bookmark it myself.

It has lengthy explanations of both 'blimey' and 'kit' - plus a thousand other things you had no idea you needed to know. :D

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Post by al » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:23 pm

Hey nice find Jakob :wink: I'll keep that one too.

By the way my English friends, I was really only kidding around about the language thing 8) Yes, I"ve wondered about some of the slang words over there, but you guys are all cool with me :!:

Funny thing, now if I could only figure out some American slang usage :? It took me a decade to figure out what a home slice is...

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Post by PerG » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:07 am

al wrote: It took me a decade to figure out what a home slice is...


What does "home slice" mean really? The voters on this page seems all agree to disagree...

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Post by al » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:41 pm

Perhaps it has evolved a bit and taken on subtle differences? But the only meaning I am aware of is that it is somebody from your group of friends, neighborhood or "circle."

keep in mind I'm about 10 stages removed from the epicenter of cultural creationism so maybe I'm clinging to an "old" definition! 8)

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Post by jam » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:19 am

So is 'home slice' equivalent to 'home boy', or...?

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Post by al » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:21 am

jam wrote:So is 'home slice' equivalent to 'home boy', or...?

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I believe that home boy is gender-specific and home slice doesn't specify gender. But I'm no expert on this slang stuff, I'm an old guy living in the suburbs, so...

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