Hm, don't feel bad, lemming... I have no idea either. New phrases and such just pop out of nowhere, and I just don't get them. Personally, I think people just say them... and don't even know what they mean. The sad thing is... that I'm 15. I'm supposed to know these things. Maybe it's because I listen to The Cure, too...
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Well I love my Cure cd but I also love my Frank Sinatra and then I go for all the new age stuff. I have no idea where someone got the "props to you" think but it means the same as kudos. It's a good thing. Like you dumped that lozer boyfriend that cheated on you with a new girl every week? Props to you! Get it? Yeah but I don't think it stands for anything.
------------------ Dude, just smile and pass the zen margaritas...
"To give props" came out of African-American hip-hop/rap culture originally. Thanks to a pal of mine who is a pop culture Ph.D. and a professor of communications, I tracked down an actual etymology for ya. Not exactly a sex ed question, but here you go.
props (n) An abbreviation of "propers" or proper respects.
So when you "give someone props," you're publicly paying them proper respect, giving them credit.
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