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phat #205028
03/05/12 02:40 PM
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Bezerkazoid Offline OP
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I enjoyed looking up "backronyms"; it reminded me of CMYK; lots of professionals in the printing/design industry (who don't know) think the K is for Black b/c it might be confusing for B to be for Black and then get confused with a B for Blue (Cyan really), but the K stands for "Key color". Incidentally my son had an APGAR of 9,9 too!

Re: phat [Re: Bezerkazoid] #205034
03/05/12 03:32 PM
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grin


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Re: phat [Re: Bezerkazoid] #205039
03/05/12 08:12 PM
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Phat has origins in Ebonics.....In the 60's musicians talked about phat grooves or rhythms.

Re: phat [Re: Bezerkazoid] #205045
03/06/12 03:24 PM
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Anyone who has been to Vietnam or around any immigrant enclave of Vietnamese in the USA where their stores and business post signs will have seen Phát which loosely translated means play or happy. Phúc means blessed, and can also refer to the Buddah. A popular restaurant or food stand name is "Phát Phúc" or "happy Buddah" which causes many English speakers to snicker and giggle.
Larry Ray

Re: phat [Re: Parola] #205047
03/06/12 03:56 PM
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snicker and giggle
Thanks.


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Re: phat [Re: Bezerkazoid] #205053
03/07/12 02:40 AM
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It became popular here with kids around 1997; at that time it meant Pretty Hot and Tempting. I never did figure out whether there was a comma after pretty or not.

Props [Re: Bezerkazoid] #205060
03/07/12 11:39 PM
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While the shortened version "props" may not have been used until the 1980s, the term "propers" was used in the song recorded by Aretha Franklin in the sixties "Respect". She wails, " Give me my propers when you get home".This suggests its use long before the song was written! I'm new to the list and couldn't find how to start a new topic or a new post.

Re: Props [Re: melissajcx5bXK] #205061
03/07/12 11:47 PM
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click on Topic Options within the specific forum you want to use; or, click on Forums, select a forum, and then New Topic.


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