help me with English slang :D

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  1. mentos_007

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    Hello. Short question: what does it mean "ditto" ??

    Actually I get what does it mean "dunno" and "imo" (yeah I caught it ) but what is "ditto"?
     
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    Ditto means "the same". Here's a situation where you might here it. Bartender: "What can I get you to drink". Friend, "I"ll have a beer". Bartender looks at you, "And you?", and you say, "Ditto".

    That make sense?
     
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    yeah, it does :)
     
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    'Ditto' means 'the same' or 'i agree' or something along those lines.

    For instance:

    "I'm having a really bad day."
    "Yeah, ditto." (Meaning 'Yeah, same here.' or 'Yeah, me too.')

    'Dunno' is a slang contraction of 'don't know', and 'imo' is internet slang for 'In My Opinion'

    :D :thumbsup:
    English teacher to the rescue! (that really is what I teach!)
     
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    For further useless information, the word 'ditto' comes, I believe, from the old copy machines that used to be used in schools. They were mimeograph or ditto machines. So literally, the word comes from the act of copying a paper or form.
     
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    ok thanks :) that was a really difficult question :) I couldn't find an answear anywhere :)
     
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    ok, one more: "ASAP".
    Is this something like: as soon as possible ??
    but I'm not sure, and I want to know if I understand it properly
     
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    you got it!
     
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    ASAP - As soon as possible
    TY - Thank you
    YW - You are welcome
    IMHO - In my honest opinion
    LOL - Laughs out loudly
     
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    yeah I knew "lol" before :) It's difficult not to know it, usually now when all those emoticons are very popular
     
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    fo sheezy, fo shizzle. - who knows
     
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    Isn't IMHO "in my Humble opinion"?
     

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