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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  04/OUT/2005 12:02 AM
Assunto:  Word meaning change
 
Mensagem: 

Cool now means "fantastic" instead of "not warm".

 

Random now means "fantastic".

 

A joy ride used to be a pleasure ride, an outing by car.  Now it means to steal a car without the intent to sell it or keep it illegally.

 

A strawberry was once just a fruit, now it is a woman who trades sex for drugs.

 

To dog once meant to follow tirelessly and to harrass.  Now it means to be unfaithful to one's significant other. 

 

To jack used to mean to raise as in to jack up a car.  Now it means to steal or hurt.

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Word meaning change  –  Pat  03/OUT/2005, 6:13 PM
Word meaning change  –  Tiago  03/OUT/2005, 8:49 PM
Word meaning change  –  Tiago  03/OUT/2005, 8:52 PM
Word meaning change  –  Pat  03/OUT/2005, 9:37 PM
 Word meaning change  –  Dale/RS  04/OUT/2005, 12:02 AM

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