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#25523 04/03/01 01:34 PM
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The opposite of "uptight" is "hang loose" which refers to the sometimes less frequent state of male anatomy.

(Discreet ladylike cough)

I heard the term in connection with surfing meaning a relaxed board-riding style on the waves.
You have given me pause.
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I heard the term in connection with surfing meaning a relaxed board-riding style on the waves. You have given me pause.

Herds of heards, I guess. Maybe let's wait for someone with an OED to hand. back at you!

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Re: "hang loose"

I think it just shows that surfboarders have more class than, say, skateboarders.


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let's wait for someone with an OED to hand

Looking up hanging in Shorter OED-CD had me in fits of very unladylike laughter as I read applying your meaning
No entry in SOED for "hang loose."
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<<Looking up hanging in Shorter OED-CD had me in fits of very unladylike laughter as I read applying your meaning>>

You're being horribly unfair; do Tell!


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You're being horribly unfair; do Tell!

Just look up "hang" both noun and verb definitions in any dictionary and overlay thoughts of the male "dangly bits" ...

Your High Priestess is off to sweep out and clean up the temple of the Great and Mighty Anu, that is to say her mind.
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"To stand united; stick together: “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately”

I remember seeing a bumper sticker showing a pair of mallards flying in flagrante delicto, with caption
"FLY UNITED"


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Bridge,

laughed aloud, thanks for the defs!

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Offhand, I can't think of a use for 'hang' in this context, except in the slangy greeting from one man to another, "How are they hanging?". However, in the past or participial form, you have 'Hung like a bull/horse' or similar expressions.

Incidentally, ladies, please inform us men: Would you consider the state of being hung like a horse to be the male equivalent of a woman having bodacious tatas?


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