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Ayit, so I was thinking about giving a few shout outs recently to some interesting personas I encountered recently here, realizing we do not have a proper place for brief shout outs.

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Bruce Copeland, you played fab! You are really good, I will be in touch to see if we can put something together. People in the tent weren't there just because it was raining! It was awesome.

Now...I was listening to my favorite Clay Pidgeon where he was asking listeners for a message of peace and love. It made me laugh since one of the first callers, dark, said right away he does not believe in love..nor god, it was entertaining.

I was thinking, though, what would be your message of peace and love? I think mine would be love without expecting credit, meaning those who are not necessarily linked to you the traditional way..Community cohesion, random acts of kindness, consideration. That would be my other shout out today.

The third one goes out to the quitters out there, you are being missed.
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Just a quick note of English register: "quitter" is not as neutral a word as you seem to think it is.
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quitter: a person who gives up easily, defeatist, deserter or shirker!

To our generation it usually meant leaving your friends in the lurch! Definitely negative.
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Old 07.10.2013, 11:44
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Just a quick note of English register: "quitter" is not as neutral a word as you seem to think it is.
Could you explain what a 'shout out' is as well please? I'm assuming it's a US kinda thing, and/or generational, but I've no idea what she's talking about.
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Could you explain what a 'shout out' is as well please? I'm assuming it's a US kinda thing, and/or generational, but I've no idea what she's talking about.
Me neither. I suspect one has to be down with the kidz to understand it.

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Old 07.10.2013, 11:48
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Could you explain what a 'shout out' is as well please? I'm assuming it's a US kinda thing, and/or generational, but I've no idea what she's talking about.
I thought it was an Eastern-bloc type thing. Something announced over the public address system speakers throughout the towns.

"Work hard comrades!!

"Increase productivity levels!"

"Black sea holidays for those who inform on their neighbours!"
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Nope, sorry...no idea!
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Now...I was listening to my favorite Clay Pidgeon where he was asking listeners for a message of peace and love. It made me laugh since one of the first callers, dark, said right away he does not believe in love..nor god, it was entertaining.
Is a "Shout Out" from the 'shoutee' or the 'shouter'?

... or 'shouted' by yourself in this thread?
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Our local radio station used to have a sort of shout-out where callers would leave a message to be read out saying "Godfrey, if you're listening, you forgot your keys and reading glasses this morning - please contact Lillian on...."
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Our local radio station used to have a sort of shout-out where callers would leave a message to be read out saying "Godfrey, if you're listening, you forgot your keys and reading glasses this morning - please contact Lillian on...."
The BBC world service used to do that a few years ago too.

"The man is carrying a red rose in the fog"

"The party is at 11 O'clock at Pierre's house"

"The wind is blowing from the west tonight"
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The BBC world service used to do that a few years ago too.

"The man is carrying a red rose in the fog"

"The party is at 11 O'clock at Pierre's house"

"The wind is blowing from the west tonight"
Was it preceded with "Now listen veery carefully, I shall say ziss only once!"?
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Re: Shout out to...Message Board

THe Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition:

"a brief expression of greeting or praise given especially on a broadcast or audio recording"

I would say it is an African American expression, possibly derived from Hip-hop/ Rap culture.

I have heard it in the context of calling a radio station during a show to have a greeting broadcast , perhaps through the DJ , on air to a particular person or group of friends.

I guess the expression has been getting around.
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Old 07.10.2013, 12:22
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Explanations from the Urban Dictionary. It just means to acknowledge someone. I dunno about the African-American correlation, though. I grew up in the Wild West with a bunch of whites and Latinos and we said it.

DB in this case, I'll thank you for puttin' me down (age-wise) wid the kidz.
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I shall endeavour to "have a go":

Yo Queenie! Ima give a shout out from da boyz in da Glarner Hood who think you da sikkist monarch in da world innit yo! Anytime you wantin green cheeez you know where you can get it yo!

(Is that sufficiently urban?)
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I dunno, DB, but at least it was funny (to me). But now I'm off to do my lazy-trailing-spouse thing and make lunch for my awesome hubby.
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I dunno, DB, but at least it was funny (to me). But now I'm off to do my lazy-trailing-spouse thing and make lunch for my awesome hubby.
Honey, these two don't fit in the same sentence.
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Yo Queenie! Ima give a shout out from da boyz in da Glarner Hood who think you da sikkist monarch in da world innit yo! Anytime you wantin green cheeez you know where you can get it yo!

(Is that sufficiently urban?)
Is that pre or post gentrification?
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The BBC world service used to do that a few years ago too.

"The man is carrying a red rose in the fog"

"The party is at 11 O'clock at Pierre's house"

"The wind is blowing from the west tonight"
In the days before the handkerchief code, presumably.
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quitter: a person who gives up easily, defeatist, deserter or shirker!
See: Mirfield (n)
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