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    hung up on


    Definition: To be obsessed about something or someone.

    Example: 1) I'm really hung up on Anna -- I can't get her out of my mind!

    Etymology: If you are 'hung up' on something, you are caught and cannot move freely. 'Hung' is from 'hang', which means 'to attach from above' or 'to suspend'. So whatever you are hung up on, it has you on its hook, and you're swinging helplessly like a fish pulled from the ocean



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    hung up....hmm...would'nt that also mean like...disconnecting someone's call in the middle of the conversation?

    p.s- tamil slangs'um unda? :D
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    Teena,
    very cool topic ....got to learn some new slangs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ns80
    hung up....hmm...would'nt that also mean like...disconnecting someone's call in the middle of the conversation?

    p.s- tamil slangs'um unda? :D
    narayanan..

    hung up... what you said it true..

    but this is "hung up on"..

    Teena correct thaanae?

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    yes shy u are right.

    ns, I think what u are referring to is for the slang "hung up".

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    yeah, i was talking about "hung up".

    there is another slang "hooked on" which also means...being obsessed on something. have usually heard this in music context. something like "Off late...I am hooked onto this song from the Beatles".
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    have a screw loose


    Definition: To be a little bit crazy, or not acting normally.

    Example: 1) Paul has had a screw loose ever since his girlfriend left him.

    Etymology: A 'screw' keeps things together; when a screw is loose, things fall apart. So a person who has a screw loose is falling apart mentally.


    Synonyms: off the wall

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    thanks really helpful to learn. Keep posting...
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    good stuff.. doc
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    hiya Tenna,
    great stuff girly

    btw "to be hung up about or on sumthing or someone" actually has a negative connotation, while "to be hooked on" doesn't.

    "losing/having lost ones marbles" also means the same thing as "having a few loose screws"


    keep it going lady


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluelotus
    btw "to be hung up about or on sumthing or someone" actually has a negative connotation, while "to be hooked on" doesn't.
    blue.
    blue,

    How could this become a negative connotation? I don't see any negative thing when one gets obsessed by someone/something. It (hung up on) just states that one is excessively preoccupied by something.

    Could u pls help me out making this clear?

    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    "losing/having lost ones marbles" also means the same thing as "having a few loose screws"
    Thx for the alternative slang.

    Bring up more!!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by ns
    tamil slangs'um unda?
    I thought it would be nice if we just discuss english related slangs here. :D yenna sollreengha .........Shall we start a separate thread for tamil slang?

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    separate thread for tamil slang ...yeah baby !!

    well if I was to say: "I'm so hung up about him, still" it means I'm still very much affected by him....kinda in a sad way


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    Starting a thread for tamil slang is just a thought bluey

    Do u mean "hung up on" used in all contexts brings only negative meaning?

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    wwweeww,, look at that dude.. he sure needs a shave .. can't understand why blue is so hung up on Brad...




    rrr.. sorry blue.. me was jes.. practicing me new slang..

    You see, T, when blue says its negative, it does not mean its a bad word. When you say some one is hung up on something/somebody, you say it because you don't really appreciate it. Or understand whats the fascination this person is feeling toward that object... :P

    Whats wrong with her.. why is she so hung up on shoes.. ? ... see what I mean? :P :P

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    okie........understood........ .tamil vadhiyar vasan ippo inga english teacherum neenghale.

    Thanks for the explanation vasan.

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    punk

    Definition: A young person who loves loud rock and roll music, wears strange clothing, and
    has an anti-social attitude; or, the music that punks listen to.

    Example: 1) My little brother loves to dress like a punk.

    2) The Clash is my favorite punk band.

    Etymology: 'Punk' has been used for hundreds of years, and the word is even found in
    Shakespeare (see Measure for Measure, 5.1.596-597). In the 1500s, the word
    referred to prostitutes and other social outcasts.

    Definition: A young person who commits small crimes.

    Example: 1) Some punk smashed my car window.

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    "You've got to ask yourself one question...Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?"

    Who can forget that line from Dirty Harry...

    There is a whole bunch of music, a whole new genre called Punk Rock.. :P :P

    BTW, jokingly, you can call your friend/kid/husband a punk.. When you do it, affectionately, it simply means the other person is a mischievous one.. ('namma oorla 'thiruttu rascal'nnu paattu paaduraangalae athu maathiri... :P :P )..

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    Cool Dr T....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey
    "losing/having lost ones marbles"
    Yeap that one I have used & use......but 'one has a screw loose' not come across that one in English, but have in Tamil, ie: "Avanaaa...avanukku screw loosu ayuruchu...simple'a sonnaa nattu kalandu po'chu.. "

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    yea nice topic teena yakkov !
    sure would luv to learn the language more !

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