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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