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lemming
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all right, guys - I'll admit it. I don't get out much. I don't own a TV or a radio. I'm still listening to the Cure, the Clash, and the Cars. and TMBG, if anyone cares.

what does it mean when someone says "props to you for..." whatever? it's like, congratulations, but where does the "props" part come from? does it stand for something?

~lem

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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.

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lemming
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Yeah, but it has to have an ETYMOLOGY, a background...I udnerstand what the phrase means, just wonder where the "props" part came from, is it short for something?

~lem


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Hanne
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Your Lemmingness --

"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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hey wow. you learn something new every day, huh?
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lemming
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WOW! that's fantastic. thank you SOOOOOO much, Hanne! (see, I *knew* there had to be a reason...) ;]

~lemming


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Now onward to "kudos"

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Hanne
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Ah, but that's an easy one. "Kudos" is a rough transliteration for the Greek word for "prestige" or "reknown."

You young whippersnappers! Don't y'all study Greek and Latin any more? You're making me feel OLD!

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lemming
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hey, bona amica! I took 3.5 years of Latin...don't mess with me, I took Latin. yeah. (how's that for a threat?) I am the wizard of Latin, the conjurer of conjugations!

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big ups to all of you. that's raver speak for mad props.

i try to stay away from slang. my vernacular sounds more like an essay.

i got stung by a hornet out side my philosophy class. crimny! it hurts like bloody hell!!!

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