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A slang word for Thanks.

The word is a result of the heavy Danish influence on the English language. Most people do not realize that the English language roots are really Danish or Jutland. Equiped with this knowledge this word is easy to decipher.

The Danish word for Thanks is tak. In Scotland and upper England it was common to drop the k at the end because of the way words were pronounced during the time of old English and Middle English. Hence the slang word "Ta" which should actually be pronounced "TA-k" but over time became "Ta" is really Tak meaning "Thanks"
Person One: I will give you a ride to the post office to get your check.

Person Two: Ta
by claymuir September 21, 2005

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US slang that references childhood:

Cooties are an imaginary affliction from childhood.

When children reach the age where they notice the sexes are different the children claim a member of the opposite opposite sex will give you "cooties" if they touch you.

Its a way of little girls telling other little girls not to play with boys and vice versa
You played with little Jimmy? Ooow, your going to get cooties.
by claymuir October 03, 2005

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The origins of the word are the mid-19th century Romany word chavi, meaning "delinquent male youth". It is sometimes defined as "male youth" but that is in fact inaccurate as the word is intend to carry a negative meaning much as calling a young child a "brat" in English.

The first known recorded history of the words usage comes from a story written in London citing trouble with young people distrubing graves in the London area simply as a means of disrepect. The story was based on an issue brought to light by the Church of England.

History: A local London church (who had the position of owning the a graveyard at that time)had informed the Church of England calling upon its huge power and influence to resolve an issue of local youths disrupting its graveyard. When the church questioned locals it was revealed by local immigrants that the problems came from young Romany which they called "chavi". The immigrants claimed the incidents had no evil motives are were just an example of badly behaved youths playing a prank.

The word enjoyed a period of widespread use around the time but then disappeared from mainstream until around 1988 when a major new service ran a story citing a similiar incident. The source of the story is unknown but it is known to have used the word "Chavi" because a court case followed due to the enthic orgin of the word and the way it was used in the story. The story was again about an issue in London and the paper first ran there.

There have been many claims that the word came from Scotland or the Northern areas of England but these claims are in fact false and show a lack of knowledge of the etymology of the word. Another untrue claim of the word is the spelling should be "charv" with the explanation being that the word comes from "charver". In fact this is incorrect as the word "charver" roughly translates to a "prositute or someone who sacrifices their bodies to gain wealth" and the words popularity is directly related to a sub-culture in Britain where as the members generally do not work (ruling out charver completely) and are social deviates.

Probably the most accurate definition of a Chav would be: members of the lower class; uneducated and ignorant people with little regard of the legal system or without respect for the society inwhich they live.
Everywhere you look Britian is full of chav scum.
by claymuir September 28, 2005

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A United States slang term referring to a venereal disease due to the itching sensation caused.

The term is normally credited to Ted Nugent for his 80's rock song "Catch Scratch Fever" which hit the top 10 charts.
Ted appears to be suffering from Cat Scratch Fever.
by claymuir October 04, 2005

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Form one (Ei, Ai, Aye - by itself):

Ei (eventually changed to Ai in middle English and Aye in modern English)

Used to confirm which group has a majority in a decision. It should never be the reply of an individual unless that person is representing a group. An example would be when a group votes yes or no. When the vote is counted if more votes are yes then the person representing the group would respond "Ei". In reference to the modern British use of the word, when the Vikings used to raid the coastlines they would take people prisoner to become conscripts, the crew would vote to kill the person or make them part of the crew. If they voted to make them part of the crew the reply to the captain would be a single "Ei"

It is important to note the word does not mean "Yes".

It simply means the majoirty or a group confirms or agrees.

Form two (when the word is used twice together Aye-Aye):


This literally translates - Always; ever

What this means is the person making the reply is saying he is professing his devotion to a group forever.

This was the oath taking by conscripts when joining the Norse Vikings.

The course of events followed that the crew would vote to allow a prisoner to live and make them part of the crew by voting "Ei" to the captain. The prisoner could then swear an oath to become part of the crew by responding to the captain "Ei-Ei". Meaning the crew has voted and I pledge to them always.

But, the expression was also used on the Viking ships when replying to the captain and is a reference to the oath they had sworn.

This is where the modern, misuse of the word comes from. The slang is a result of Ei-Ei which was always used to agree with the captain and over time became confused to mean "Yes". In fact it does not mean that at all.

It means one agrees to join a group forever and nothing else.

It is interesting because this history directly relates to the common phrase Yi-Ei-Man
Aye Aye (Ei Ei)Captain, I will do my part.
by claymuir September 21, 2005

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This is a slang that means something is coming from all directions. If things are coming in "left, right and center" they are definitely serious.

The expression comes from the military. In military terms on the battle field the commanders are concerned with getting "flanked" and have to be concerned with the strongest point of attack. When faced with an overwhelming attack which would see the opposition basically over running the defending unit the defending unit would simply refer to it as coming from "left, right and center" meaning everywhere.
In Britain any rich person will have insults coming left, right and center.
by claymuir October 03, 2005

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A word coined by an UD editor, w00Fdawg, in Oct 2005.

The word refers to when an UD editor goes on a rampage and edits a lot of (say 500 or more) words in a short time.
w00fdawg declared Claymuir had been on a edit-athon.
by claymuir October 04, 2005

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