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A once-popular system of telecommunications, in which the sender would contact the telegram service and speak their message over the phone. The person taking the message would then send it, via a teletype machine, to a telegram office near the receiver's address. The message would then be hand-delivered to the addressee. From 1851 until it discontinued the service in 2006, Western Union was the best-known telegram service in the world.
Hey, let's send Mom a telegram for her birthday! She just loves receiving that little yellow envelope.
by PBM19 January 13, 2008
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Taken in the contest of the song Baby's Got Back by Sir-Mix-Alot he is referring to Florence Griffith Joyner a track athlete in the 1988 Olympics who defiantly fits all the other descriptions of what he likes in women mentioned in that song. Not some soda why on earth would you want to keep your women like a soda anyway?
You can have them bimbos,
I'll keep my women like Flo Jo
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A secure cloud-based chatting platform made by Telegram FZ LLC.
Telegram is a (mostly) Open-Source, high-performance app, available on Windows, macOS / OS X, Android, IOS, and Linux.
Telegram's main purpose is to keep users safe (and keep their data safe) from hackers, snooping employees, etc.
Telegram is easy to use. There are also tons of ways you can customize the client to make it look however you want it to. (You can change colors, backgrounds, shadows, styles, etc)

Telegram's Terms of Service show that they aren't allowed to use your data for anything other than passing it and processing it to the user(s) you're chatting with.

It also supports End-To-End encrypted Secret Chats and self-destructing messages.
Secret Chats are chats that aren't kept on Telegram's servers, they're directly passed trough the servers from one user to the other, allowing for extremely safe conversations. Screenshots also can't be taken while inside a Secret Chat.

Self-destructing messages automatically delete themselves from the users, and from Telegrams servers.
There are also bots on Telegram, allowing the users to have automated services inside their chats (such as GIF searching services and others). Bots have a option called "Privacy mode" that doesn't allow them to see the conversation that users are having, while in this mode, the bots can only detect and react when they are called by their prefix (example: "/command").
Person 1: "Did you know that Discord has nothing in their Terms of service telling you that they can't sell your data?"
Person 1: "It would be safer if we talk on Telegram."
by KKito January 09, 2020
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