Amusing Slang for Amounts, and Wu Tang Clan Actors

Learn some interesting and entertaining ways natives talk about numbers and amounts, and some hip pop culture, yo.

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Interesting Ways Natives Talk About Numbers

Big ‘ol goose egg- zero

Originally, this began as baseball slang, in the 1860’s. source

Zilch, nada- nothing

Zilch’ took on this slang meaning in the 1950’s. source

A hundy- one hundred

Boatload/ butt-load- tons/a lot

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Pop Culture R&R

When I was in high school, I did listen to a bit of hip hop.

My favorite album in this genre, by far, and still is my favorite, is the Wu Tang Clan’s first record, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), released in 1993.

The RZA and the GZA in Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes, from 2003, also starring St. Bill Murray.

Here’s the scene:

The movie is a series of 11 vignettes, with each scene featuring a few people talking over coffee and cigarettes. It also features Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, and Jack and Meg White.

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