Slang from around the world

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  1. gizmo_gal
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    I'm just curious about where you live and some of the slang common in your area, culture, etc...

    I think most of the slang I use--with the exception of Dude--was made up by my sister or gotten from 90's cartoons.

    I'm just curious as to where you live and what slang expressions you use and what they mean.,

    I've heard that in some part of Europe, Showers, or show-show means something similar to "cool" or "off the chain"
     


  2. Prophet

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    Well, I'm black so I'm sure most of the slang used around me is easily assessable for the most part; just turn on the tv and you'll find it whored out for the masses via rap or the latest minstrel show. None the less there is one new slang phrase that's becoming a near epidemic: the "No Homo" additive.

    The black man has reached a point of mental castration that now leaves him uneasy with saying even the slightest provocative things. Example:

    --Did you hear that new 50 verse? Dude, went in hard. No homo.--
    "Went in hard" could allude to some homosexual relation, so "no homo" is added.

    --Yeah man, me and joey go way back. No Homo.--
    As you can see even friendships are subject to this, least the world think you are butt buddies.

    --Greg is an ass, but I'm cool with him anyway... No homo, just in case.--
    Being “cool” with an "ass" is a bit of a stretch so we encounter No homo in its "just in case" variant.

    For net use, no homo is often shortened to NHM, NH and when needed NHJIC. I'm eagerly awaiting the day when I encounter someone in person who actually shortens it into an acronym and throws it into our conversation. I have a tree outside my house I'm going to personally hang them from...








    No homo, just in case.
     
  3. Lyuse

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    That was good
     
  4. Neko

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    Hm. I'm living in a somewhat small village in germany.
    Here are some words I'm using currently.

    Digger - Would be something like Dude in english.
    Ey Digger , na was läuft ? Would be like Hey Dude , what's up ?

    Otherwise all Words I use are normal german words or english words like "hardcore" (I use it If I think somethinks extrem or very cool.
    example :

    "Das zerstörer Game of Skate wird bestimmt total hardcore!"
    Would be this in english :
    The "zerstörer Game of Skate" is going to be total awesome!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. nando

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    i don't use slang. growing up in mexico where half the language is pure slang and i managed to never use it. my friends always told me i talked funny.
     
  6. Westside

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    Uzbekistan:

    Juhud/Yahudiy: Can also be used as an insult to call someone coward and good for nothing.

    Onanni Sikimek (Not sure about the spelling): To F*** one's mother, one of the most common cursing here.

    Sorry dude, I only know the bad stuff... I left my country long time ago.
     
  7. WildWon

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    Well, i'm from Amish-Ville USA (Central Pennsylvania) and there's ALL sorts of weird slang around here that no-one outside this area understands. (its all pennsylvania dutch.)

    Two of which (i never say these in a serious sense... just to fuck with my local buds around me, no homo [​IMG]) are

    Read (Red) Up - Which is to clean up. I think its a shortened form "Ready Up" which is horrid in itself.
    Example: Before you go outside, you need to read up your room.

    Another one, which is even more old PA Dutch. Outten. It means to "turn off."
    Example: When you leave the room, please be sure to outten the light, so we dont waste electricity.

    Thats just two quick examples. heh.

    Oh, and i'm really going to be using that No Homo thing now. Awesome. Its the next pwn3d. (scarily, i don't think i'd be that far off with that statement [​IMG] )
     
  8. juggernaut911

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    just foo (they always forget the l!!

    around thugs alday but never speak retard (just 1337)
     
  9. SchuchWun

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    I wouldn't really say there is much Toronto slang but I can adapt to different "slanguages" cause theres a butt load of different cultures. no homo- just in case

    Canadians say Eh? and buddy a LOT. can't forget about the classic: eh buddy, pass the maple syrup.
     
  10. jalaneme

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    cockney english is a slang.
     
  11. TrolleyDave

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    You're better off asking for various slang phrases for particular things, it's too varied otherwise.
     
  12. Nottulys

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    CA, but my auntys from some other state, so we adapted "finna" from her.
    Example - "I'm finna smoke..."
    Translation - "I'm going to go enjoy a ciggarette"

    You can say "finsta" also.

    Shiza - from Germans "Thats BullShiza" you know shit like that.

    Thats all I'll give you for know.

    Eat it...no homo.
     
  13. science

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    Exactly. I know lots of slang, but I can't think of any for this topic lol
     
  14. Smuff

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    When someone from the UK calmly announces they are "Going outside for a fag" it means they are going for a cigarette OK ?!
     
  15. Bob Evil

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    Plus, if you're ever in the UK, don't slap a girl on the fanny ...
     
  16. WildWon

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    I'd learned that one a little bit back... and its still funny [​IMG] But now i'm wondering what you guys would call a "Fanny Pack" [​IMG]

    (hah, you guys. I should really start saying "you people" just to offend as many people as possible in my talks of nationality [​IMG])
     
  17. cherryduck

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    Haha yes I think you'd get in trouble for that...

    Slang I use is old school stuff like wicked, epic, that kinda thing. A lot of the lads at College have started for saying "for the win" or "for the lose", ie "powned for the lose" would mean someone was badly humiliated, or "ninja reflexes for the win" when playing hacky sak (kicking a sack around) would mean someone got the ball really well.
     
  18. Bob Evil

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    ... We call a "Fanny Pack" a "Bum Bag", over here ...
     
  19. WildWon

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    Joke? Or fo' reals?
     
  20. Bob Evil

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    Out of the corner of your eye

    For real ...