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Post time 2008-2-3 12:36:36 |Display all floors
I drop dead.  GG is taken into one dictionary.
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Post time 2008-2-3 12:38:35 |Display all floors
that is funny... amazing...
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Post time 2008-2-4 22:18:39 |Display all floors

GG

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Post time 2008-2-12 00:52:33 |Display all floors
hmmm what about Governer General or great-grandmother?
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Post time 2008-2-12 01:10:56 |Display all floors
Originally posted by scarylaowei at 2008-2-12 00:52
hmmm what about Governer General or great-grandmother?



GG is an Internet slang coined by Chinese and it derived from the acronym for Mandarin word-- ge 1 ge1 哥哥, which means " elder brother" or  a  courtesy title for an elder male,

Now the Internet slang -GG is taken into an Chinese-English dictionary. In my view, GG is not an English word at all.  It is even worse than the case of " Mcjob" that was coined and then taken into English dictionaries.

[ Last edited by rainbow at 2008-2-12 01:17 AM ]
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Post time 2008-2-12 01:23:45 |Display all floors

Reply #5 rainbow's post

hmmmm so even worse than LOL or brb appearing in an English dictionary as in the case of GG the application of the term itself has changed, right?

you normally wouldn't refer to an elder male in the real world (like in the workplace) as ge 1 ge 1, would you?


Edited to add: by the way, love the "I drop dead" line.

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Post time 2008-2-12 12:15:38 |Display all floors
Originally posted by scarylaowei at 2008-2-12 01:23
you normally wouldn't refer to an elder male in the real world (like in the workplace) as ge 1 ge 1, would you?...


Yep! I would get goose bumps if I did normally. Sometimes I say that to a close elder male friend jokingly, however it is rare.

Gege has another subtle connotation, that is an addressing for a gal's sweetheart. It is mainly applied in  some North areas of China. You can learn that in some northwest Chinese folk songs.

[ Last edited by rainbow at 2008-2-12 12:19 PM ]
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