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Slang words on the internet

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ghoast, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    Okay, this is just a quick one.

    I notice that online many people use slang words or vocabulary which I always thought was only used in England, which is where I'm from.

    I've done a good bit of traveling and I've been to a lot of places in the US. Whenever I said, 'hello mate' or 'cheers' people are like, 'wtf are you saying' lol.

    But online, I see people from America saying, 'mate' and 'cheers' left right and center.. WHAT is going on? or have these words become commonplace for online interaction?

    Anyone else know what I mean? There are a few other bits of slang/vocab people use online which I thought was specific to certain regions too, but at the moment I can only think of 'mate' and 'cheers'

    And I'm pretty sure these words aren't commonplace in the US because I've had MANY a strange look when buying gas for example in the states and saying, 'cheers mate' when I paid :D
     
  2. Beingakrant

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    I concur. Words like, "mate" and "cheers" have become an integral part of online interaction. However, these words are not used so frequently in the real world. In fact, I come across people giving weird stares if say, "thanks" to them for services provided by them. This astonishes me because things are totally different on the internet. I suppose it does mean that people are frank while they are on the Internet.

    Cheers :)

    PS: I've a habit of adding, 'cheers :)" in my every post. :D
     
  3. steelballs

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    The UK is awash with slang words like Wags - Chavs et al they are used in the streets and the shoddy UK tabloids on a daily basis, then on the UK TV reality shows you have a raft more slang vernacular used to describe the tramps that are chasing that illusive 15 minutes of fame sh1t...
     
  4. Azadi

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    Depends really. In Norway f.x. these hobos greeted each other with stares 10 years ago, but ever since Middle-Eastern people immigrated here they went from hand shakes, hugs and now an occasional kiss on the cheek. Same sh*t with the rest of their asocial culture.
     
  5. sirgold

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    You brits try say in the US you need a pack of fags ;)
     
  6. frazgta

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    Well i've seen people use the lol in their conversation. Lol/YOLO/OMG these sort of words are becoming the new trend and i see a world where hahaha is going to get replaced by lol.

    /sigh
     
  7. antsaoo

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    U wot mate ?

    I think many people write those slang words online easily when they read them first. I have noticed this with myself for example if there is some words on the text i have read, i might start using it on my own writin for a while unconsicously.
     
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    Be careful what you wish for mate, you might just get it!

    Cheers

    :D
     
  9. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    Haha, or even, 'Can I bum a fag?'

    which in UK means, 'can you give me a cigarette'

    Luckily I don't smoke :p