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    P to the S

    Hi! I would like to know the meaning ot that phrase. It is used as an introductory remark. eg: "Oh, and P to the S, you haven't paid what you owe yet."

    Thank you!

    Julia

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    Re: P to the S

    "Hip" stretching out of a simple PS, as in post scriptum.

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    Re: P to the S

    Quote Originally Posted by mgarizona View Post
    "Hip" stretching out of a simple PS, as in post scriptum.
    I'm not doubting you, MG, but that is one weird thing: stretching out an abbreviation (presumably because we didn't want it so long in the first place).
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    Re: P to the S

    Stretching PS would be plausible (it's what came to mind when I read the title) but it seems an odd thing to say as an introductory remark.
    That would be more appropriate as a conversation-ender.
    Could Julia tell us any more - a bit more context?

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    Re: P to the S

    Quote Originally Posted by mgarizona;2325545[B
    ]"Hip" stretching out of a simple PS, as in post scriptum[/B].
    I'm intrigued by what you wrote; what did that mean? Please shed some light.
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    Re: P to the S

    Its definitely post scriptum. Saying P to the S, or A to the B to the C, or what have you is just a way of dramatically spelling things out, as in a cheer or a song. Whoever said that was probably just trying to be funny.

    hope that helps

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    Re: P to the S

    Quote Originally Posted by helendeformsa View Post
    I'm intrigued by what you wrote; what did that mean? Please shed some light.
    In Rap lyrics, there is a "spelling game" of sorts that is used. For example, in a Ciara lyric:

    A little G to the H
    E to the T
    T to the O
    Now tell me what you see
    I'm just Ghetto
    I'm just me


    I thought it was pretty clever of Julia to recognize the pattern from the context you provided.

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    Re: P to the S

    btw, post scriptum means (more or less) additionally, or by the way
    Last edited by dasboot; 22nd February 2007 at 5:38 AM.

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    Re: P to the S

    is think MG is definitely right...
    the sentence is by Barney in HIMYM, and he has a "dramatic" way of speaking
    furthermore, with that sentence he is planning to finish a phone call
    so, I am really convinced it was a stretching of PS

    ty MG!!

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    Re: P to the S

    By HIMYM do you mean "How I Met Your Mother"?

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