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1 definition by Fernando Gonzalez

Expression that denotes a mental shock, particularly when somebody asks something totally new in a difficult, alien or unknown dialect.

It originated from the shocking experience of immigrants shopping in an American supermarket, when asked about paper or plastic bags; it is a common first culture shock.
1) I didn´t understand a word he was saying. It was like a different language. Paper or plastic?!
by Fernando Gonzalez October 14, 2005
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