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    zeppster
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    It doesn't matter if its in an urban dictionary. Words that are common among modern society are even put in Webster and Oxford dictionaries. For instance "ain't" is not a real word but it is still in the Webster because it is used a lot and some people might not know what it means.

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    The mac 13
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppster
    It doesn't matter if its in an urban dictionary. Words that are common among modern society are even put in Webster and Oxford dictionaries. For instance "ain't" is not a real word but it is still in the Webster because it is used a lot and some people might not know what it means.
    in singapore, as long as the word is in the dictionary, its usable in exams. oh well ppl, STICK TO THE TOPIC! :tusks:

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    zeppster
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    ain't ** *P***Pronunciation Key**(nt)
    Nonstandard
    Contraction of am not.

    Used also as a contraction for are not, is not, has not, and have not.


    Usage Note: Ain't has a long history of controversy. It first appeared in 1778, evolving from an earlier an't, which arose almost a century earlier as a contraction of are not and am not. In fact, ain't arose at the tail end of an era that saw the introduction of a number of our most common contractions, including don't and won't. But while don't and won't eventually became accepted at all levels of speech and writing, ain't was to receive a barrage of criticism in the 19th century for having no set sequence of words from which it can be contracted and for being a “vulgarism,” that is, a term used by the lower classes, although an't at least had been originally used by the upper classes as well. At the same time ain't's uses were multiplying to include has not, have not, and is not, by influence of forms like ha'n't and i'n't. It may be that these extended uses helped fuel the negative reaction. Whatever the case, criticism of ain't by usage commentators and teachers has not subsided, and the use of ain't is often regarded as a sign of ignorance. ·But despite all the attempts to ban it, ain't continues to enjoy extensive use in speech. Even educated and upper-class speakers see no substitute in folksy expressions such as Say it ain't so and You ain't seen nothin' yet. ·The stigmatization of ain't leaves us with no happy alternative for use in first-person questions. The widely used aren't I? though illogical, was found acceptable for use in speech by a majority of the Usage Panel in an earlier survey, but in writing there is no acceptable substitute for the stilted am I not?

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    zeppster
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    Main Entry*
    gangsta1

    Part of Speech*
    noun, adjective

    Definition*
    a gangster or gang member

    Etymology*
    from gangster

    Usage*
    slang


    Notcie it says derived from gangster and that its slang.

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    Danster
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppster
    Notcie it says derived from gangster and that its slang.
    I know it's a slang word but The Mac 13 said that people should use gangsta because that was the proper word and people are dumb for spelling the word propely.

    And i thought that was funny.

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    Desolate One
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    Okay this thread needs to be closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desolate One
    Okay this thread needs to be closed.
    I agree with that...

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    The mac 13
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    yes. coz ppl are too dumb to understand what i wrote.

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    The mac 13
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    yes. coz ppl are too dumb to understand what i wrote. ma man schweb CLOSE THIS!

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    speaking about dumbness...you could have used "edit" instead of posting twice...

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    zeppster
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    *Laughs to self*

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    Danster
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    *smirks*

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    To get us back on topic. Here is my prediction for the future of 2005. Lord willing, we all will get a little older. lol :mac:
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Danster
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    And Geroge (W*****) Bush will declare war on Poland.

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