Reply Wed 23 Jul, 2003 07:45 am
(1) Cut the dude some slack.

Does the "slack" mean "unused capacity"?
What is "cut"?

(2) You deserve to be mushroom stamped for your comment.

What does the "mushroom" mean?

(3) If you want conspiracies, try the JFK one.

What is JFK?

Thanks.
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jul, 2003 08:22 am
(1) Slack is a loosening, like not tightening rope. The expression means to give someone a break and not be too hard on them.
(2) I've never, ever heard this expression before.
(3) JFK is John F. Kennedy, the President who was assassinated in 1963. Some people believe his murder was a conspiracy.
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fishin
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jul, 2003 08:26 am
Re: Such a slang?
oristarA wrote:
(1) Cut the dude some slack.

Does the "slack" mean "unused capacity"?
What is "cut"?


"Cut the dude some slack" would be the same as saying "Give the guy a break". Both are basically just saying to stop being so picky and leave the person alone.

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(2) You deserve to be mushroom stamped for your comment.

What does the "mushroom" mean?


I've never heard this one so I'll leave it alone. Maybe someone else has heard it.

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(3) If you want conspiracies, try the JFK one.

What is JFK?


"JFK" refers to John F. Kennedy, former US President who was killed in Dallas, TX. There are several dozen conspiracy theories about his death (i.e. who was involved, how many gunman there were, etc..).
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Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jul, 2003 10:19 pm
Hi Oristar, You've gotten answers to slang expressions 1 and 3. I'm wondering whether you heard expression 2 correctly. I've never encountered this expression before. Do you have a context for it?
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dupre
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2003 05:21 am
Here's a link to some definitions for "mushroom stamped."

It's a lewd phrase and someone may choose to delete this response.

http://216.239.37.104/search?q=cache:hMiABBLUP_oJ:www.urbandictionary.com/define.php%3Fterm%3DMushroom%2BStamp+%22mushroom+stamped%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2003 05:37 am
I would leave the response up. Inquiring minds need to know Shocked
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2003 06:36 am
Well, that's a new one to me. And it's a doozy.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2003 06:46 am
I do try to learn something new every day and that's certainly a new one to me.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2003 07:18 am
Haha! I like it.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2003 07:24 am
sort of like a tea bag, just different.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2003 09:13 am
I guess it would leave a sort of mushroom-like mark.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2003 09:19 am
The context:

John: "Let's discuss how to write a program with which an article can be created automatically."

Jack replies: "John, why do you always start sh!t with us?"

"I don't think your manner is proper, Jack." Andrew cuts in.

"Jack, you deserve to be mushroom stamped for your comment. " William shouts out.
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2003 10:51 am
I think William over-reacted there.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2003 11:07 am
Oristar, Thanks for the context. It turns out that we didn't need it. Dupre found the answer without a context. And the answer that Dupre found fits exactly in the context you provided.

I always am glad to learn new expressions, but I have a feeling that I won't be using this one much. LOL.
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