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Talk the Talk: The Slang of 65 American Subcultures by Luc Reid

By Luc Reid

Do you recognize Your culture Slang?

"If your place hasn't been looted but, will probably be, so positioned every little thing you could within the financial institution and make mule characters hold the rest."

"She will act as his beard whilst his mom and dad come over and at place of work parties."

"Surely a duck kicker wouldn't disturb geese this old?"

Do you ever suppose like everyone is speaking, yet you don't have any inspiration what they're announcing? Do you ever think such as you don't belong? then you definitely want Talk the Talk. this useful little booklet is your consultant to the original vernacular of sixty five subcultures from hip hop to punk rock, from surfers to development employees and extra. You'll examine 3,500 slang phrases, lots of which you've by no means heard of. writer Luc Reid introduces each one team and its key features to offer you an informative insider's peek at tradition and variety in America–plus he comprises warnings whilst definite phrases may be used with warning so you don't devote any pretend pas.

Discover the meanings of:

* bleep (goths), web page 155

* buildering (rock climbers), web page 287

* contactee (UFO believers), web page 373

* funnel (skydivers), web page 333

* floor regulate (drug pushers and users), web page 118

* mob (online gamers), web page 236

* relaxicon (sci-fi and delusion fans), web page 312

* ideas legal professional (role-playing gamers), web page 296

* warlock (Wiccans, witches, and neo-pagans), web page 384

* zombie gimmick (magicians), web page 207

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Most bodybuilders seek to build not only larger muscles, but also a welldefined, impressive physique. ” In bodybuilding, a cheating freak who experiences regular failure—that is, an extremely muscular bodybuilder who exercises muscles past the point of exhaustion by switching muscle groups—is a proud success. 46 abs: Abdominal muscles. bench: A specialized piece of furniture for weight training, usually padded and about four feet long. The bodybuilder lies or sits on the bench, depending on the exercise.

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