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17:52 Jul 20, 2001
English to Swedish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Straight Edge

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Mats Wiman
naLinjal or: Rak kantMonica Hoppe



32 mins
Linjal or: Rak kant

Straightedge = linjal

If you are simply looking for the meanings of the two words, the word by word translation is:

straight = rak
edge = kant

Rak kant

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Monica Hoppe
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3 hrs

Like Monika says: 'Rak kant'
straight-edge •[´streItedzh] s
tekn. riktskena, riktskiva;
Also means 'skarp egg' or even:
'rättskaffens linje', 'orubblig, aldrig sviktande skärpa'

Ought to be left untranslated as it is the name of a movement with its own web site.

Their own definition:
Straight-edge refers to a philosophy that's most basic tenets promote a drug free lifestyle. It developed as an offshoot of the punk rock/hardcore scenes of the early 1980's when the term itself is believed to have been coined by Ian Mackaye, in the self titled song, while he was the singer of the seminal hardcore band, Minor Threat. Mackaye eschewed the nihilistic tendencies of punk rock, promoting instead the simple (almost simplistic) philosophy of "don't drink/ don't smoke/ don't fuck."

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Mats Wiman
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