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Post time 2006-2-20 14:04:28 |Display all floors
有人发来的一条信息,请教什么意思?

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Post time 2006-2-20 14:10:30 |Display all floors

。。。

Edcan corrected it,it is a gang slang,means "show up or shut up"

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Post time 2006-2-20 14:21:45 |Display all floors

it should be

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Post time 2006-2-21 02:04:35 |Display all floors
Another tidbit:
"Square" is a slang word that was popular in the 50's & 60's to describe a person who was not cool. Maybe the person was no fun, or it was a parent who was strict and wouldn't let the teenager stay out late, etc.

Imagine there's a party happening tomorrow night. Someone might say, "The party starts at 8:00 at my house. Be there or be square!" The idea is, if you don't show up, you're "square", or no fun, or not cool.
I am not rich.  :L

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Post time 2006-2-21 02:15:57 |Display all floors
你不来是小狗!
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Post time 2006-2-21 03:13:26 |Display all floors
"你不来是小狗!"

- 你们常常说这句吗?
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Post time 2006-2-21 04:27:20 |Display all floors
Re: 你不来是小狗!"
- 你们常常说这句吗?

是的. Yes, quite commonly heard in such a scenario where "Be there or be square" would fit. Lots of regional/dialectal variations possible. Among them,

你不来是小狗!
你不来就太不哥们儿了!
边个唔来系衰仔! (bin-go mlai  hai  soeizai) [Cantonese: Whoever not come is "square".]



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