Off topic: New words! Have fun dear fellow Prozies!
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Patricia Baldwin
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Jun 14, 2007

So hey! more words to translate....:))))))


http://www.esl-school.com/archives/2007/06/useful_new_words_or_sales_gimmick.php


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Liliana Roman-Hamilton  Identity Verified
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my favorite... Jun 14, 2007

...is "Man flu": the male tendency to exaggerate a cold.
I can almost bet it was created by a woman...

I like tanorexic (obsessed with maintaining a permanent deep tan), as well.

[Edited at 2007-06-14 22:00]


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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The teebie-geebies Jun 14, 2007

A recent one from UK politics: it means the nervous state of the Labour Party while it waits for Tony Blair to be replaced by Gordon Brown.

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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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Thanks Jack Jun 15, 2007

That one is really funny.



Margreet


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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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Time will tell Jun 15, 2007

I suppose the article writer is correct. Many of these words will come and go.

Whatever happened to "groovy" and "out of sight"?


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Monika Rozwarzewska  Identity Verified
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blondorexic Jun 15, 2007

Thanks for the link! Well my hairstylist says that being blond can be addicting so I guess I can say that I am close to being blondorexic...

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Satto (Roberto)  Identity Verified
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Just hear a teen talk ...and try to understand Jun 15, 2007

Patricia C.S. wrote:

So hey! more words to translate....:))))))


http://www.esl-school.com/archives/2007/06/useful_new_words_or_sales_gimmick.php


For example, my nephew is proud of being a good wood-pusher (skate boarder) and is not very fond of pedal pushers (BMX riders)..ten minutes later I could not understand anymore without a "simultaneous interpreter" (my other nephew) ..it was like chinese/ tagalog with a little french in the middle ???


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lingomania
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Cool Jun 19, 2007

John Cutler wrote:

I suppose the article writer is correct. Many of these words will come and go.

Whatever happened to "groovy" and "out of sight"?


..................yes, and..."dig it", "sock it to me", "far out", "do your thing" abd the others.

Rob


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