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Slang is a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal.

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swag (slang) — what does this word really mean?

Source: Russia Is On A 'Holy Mission' And The West Doesn't Get It Example: In his State of the Union address, Obama displayed similar swag and bluster against both the Kremlin and congressional ...
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“The bass drop is so sick!…” - What does it mean?

Being a fan of a dubstep music, I often see comments like this: "Looooove this tune! The bass drop is so sick!..." To my understanding, sick has negative connotation. Merriam-Webster defines this ...
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What does it mean? “I can't people today”

There is a shirt with a sentence written on it. The sentence is : I can't people today What does it mean? I've seen this link and I know that "people" can be a verb but in this special case, I ...
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Who decides whether something is standard English or not?

During a chat with a native English-speaking friend, he used the phrase "get on with it". I asked him about it, and he said it is a slang phrase. I looked it up online, and this phrase shows up on ...
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Is there a word or slang word to call a girl who loves brand products?

Is there a word or slang expression for girls who are preoccupied with materialistic things, such as bags, rings, necklaces and so on, and with showing such things off to others? Girls for whom ...
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What does the slang “Breaking Bad” actually mean?

I heard this mentioned on the show that has the same name but the Portuguese translation is scary: The Chemistry of Evil .... What the real sense that the writers of the show wanted to go with this "...
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Meaning “pants-dropping”

What does pants-dropping mean? Examples: A pants-droppingly good film. Webpage about The Hobbit About the orphan kid who goes on to become pantsdroppingly wealthy. Outlaw: Google Books ...
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What is the difference between “nope” and “no”?

What is the difference caused by using “nope” instead of ”no”? Is it used because “nope” sounds better and not straight like “no”? In some situations, it feels like nope is better to use than no even ...
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I am cumming or I am coming

Hi I know this is vulgar language but since it is a part of English I want to learn in right way. I want to ask a question about cum and come and this is really serious question made me confused. I ...
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What does web-mistress imply as a job title

I love that none needs my permission to take my code and do something cool with it, and someone else can do the same with that code. I love that an "end user" is usually only a few hours work away ...
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What does “One CPU is going to 'smoke' another CPU” mean?

I faced the following sentence: You really can’t say a 4.1GHz FX-8350 is going to smoke a 3.5GHz Core i7-3770K because in a hell of a lot of workloads the 3.5GHz Core i7 is going to dominate. I ...
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How to learn English in quick way [closed]

I am not very good with the English language. I have three questions: While talking to others, most of them ask me why I am talking in much too complex a fashion (that is, they are not understanding ...
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Does “pussy” also mean…?

I have always known that pussy means the genitals of a woman, and a coward person. But Babylon English and Cambridge dictionary say that it also means (noun) sex with a woman. But Oxford and Macmillan ...
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What is the meaning of “they are out of hit points”?

I'd like to know the meaning of 'be out of hit points.' For example like the picture below.
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“A little something something”?

This is about something as in "something something" and what I perceive to be variations thereof : (1) [word] something something [word] (2) [word] somethin' somethin' [word](3) A little something ...
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What does this mean: ^^

I told my (very young and friendly) professor via email that I found a potentially great, reputable paper to base my research on, and she responded with, "that would be great ^^" Please let me know ...
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Meaning of “saga” in a Queens of Stone Age song [closed]

I am having trouble to understand the meaning of the word "saga" in the following excerpt of a Queens of Stone Age lyrics: How we feeling out there? How's your drive time commute? I need a ...
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what does “to riff” mean in this context?

Two players were playing a chess game. One play voiced "it looks ominous" after playing a move that he thought was brilliant. The other player responded "riffing". What does the verb, to riff, or the ...
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What does it mean to say “f*** this n***a” here, and when to use it

I was reading some jokes on Facebook ​when I saw this. What does it mean and when will you use it?