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Old May 25, 2008, 09:37 PM
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Maybe I don't hang around with the right crowd.
I don't think you are missing out on anything
Acepto todas las correcciones a mi español con entusiasmo <----( esta frase no es una excepción, jaja) Gracias Tomísimo
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Old May 26, 2008, 01:53 AM
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I don't think you are missing out on anything
So I guess you don't have a very good opinion of this slang. Actually, the problem for me is to know where and when to use this kind of words. I don't rule out to use wicked and other words like this, as I notice is a way to get in touch with this young people. They usually are surprised if I know some of the words I'm supposed not to know, and they enjoy teaching them to me.
I welcome all corrections to my English.
Salu2 desde Madrid,
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Old May 26, 2008, 09:23 AM
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The use of "wicked" to refer to an extreme of something (e.g., wicked good, wicked bad, wiiiiicked, etc.) most commonly used in the New England states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, sometimes New Hampshire and in Maine. Its use is extremely common among younger people, and is a pretty old form used by older folks in these states (I have relatives and friends in these areas). So your friends weren't kidding you. I have to say, however, that I wouldn't use it in general company only because it isn't considered very educated (I wouldn't use "wicked good" with a Harvard professor, for example!!!)
I really should be doing something else, but I like this better! All corrections are appreciated.
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