Discussion in 'English Only' started by Antonio, Apr 15, 2005.
What does "A party animal" mean?
Someone who likes to attend parties often, someone who likes to have fun, have a good time. Usually this partying involves drinking, at least in my experiences. (I am not a party animal, but I have certainly seen people who can be classified as such & they were usually quite drunk.)
It means that you like to have fun and party...
is it a slang or informal term?? and who uses it (teenagers or adults or I don't know who else could it be )????
Thanks for you answer, but "a party animal" can also be considered someone who likes to have sex all the time or not necessarily?
I have never heard it used that way.
It is slang..and it depends on who wants to use it..
I agree..I have never heard it used that way...in relation to sex...
What do you call in English a man who likes to have sex all the time, perhaps a stud, a love machine ? or what name do you give to this type of man?
You can say both...they mean the same thing..but I would say stud is more used here...
I remember one time, we were playing with the chairs, and one guy said to me "Wow, you're an animal" because he was taking care of the woman around; What he was trying to say so far? That I acted like an animal? animal is a rude why to call someone in English or not?
Hi Antonio, you must explain what you mean by this, playing with the chairs? What were you doing exactly??
If someone calls you an animal, it is usually referring to your appetite for sex and that you constantly are on the "prowl", meaning that you are looking for women to date.
English speakers tend to use animal references to describe a person's sexual personality.
You're such an animal = this could mean someone is uncouth and doesn't have good manners when dealing with people. He talks with his mouth full and blows his nose on his sleeve. His car is filthy and he uses foul language.
Do you get the idea?
Thanks Jacinta, well you know that old game, were people go around the chairs and sits, and the people that don't sit right on time, after the music stops, looses their seats literally. I don't know what you called that game in English?
An animal has to do with sexual behavior or not necessarily? Is rude to say it, in front of people that you don't know? An animal in English, also mean a person who doesn't think or behave properly before he acts?
First off in English it is called Musical chairs....
Yes...being called an animal has to do with sexual behavior...and I would not say it in front of people you do not know...'Oh Antonio you are such an animal.'...
And yes it also means that you are not acting properly...'Don't be such an animal.'..meaning don't be such an a**
If someone calls you an animal, I don't think it is necessarily an insult. It depends on the tone. If a woman says to a man "You are such an animal" while enjoying herself, that would be a compliment. If she says the same phrase while calling security, it would be an insult, similar to calling someone a pig. With regard to the man who called you an animal, it seems like a compliment to me. The "wow" makes it sound as though he were in awe of your boldness or something, unless he was being sarcastic...
I think it would sound odd if a man were to refer to another man as a "love machine", though you could call him a stud, I suppose. The term that I hear the most is "player". A player is someone who sleeps with a lot of different people. Be aware that it suggests some dishonesty on his part.
I did a search on Google for "slang dictionary" and found several. You might like to look at one of those.
ok, let me get this straight, an a** is "A stupid or foolish person" and I understood that is not considered to be a rude word in English, right? Now, what does "pig" mean?
I do agree with you Marianna that "animal" is an insult, but what kind of insult, is it good or bad? Is a swearword? Is an insult, when the person is not acting properly, he's loosing his mind, or in what situation is considered someone as an animal?
A party animal is... unbelievable, my 50 years old neighbour... While i'm 25 and supposed to party, i stay home earing all the noise, the laughs, the "strange noises", the music... my neighbour can't stop partying!
If you come and see him, you'll now straight away what a "party animal" is!
Can someone please read through my previous post?
I would consider it an insult, although if a friend said it in a joking manner, it would be okay.
Generally the same as animal, although the word pig brings to mind a glutton more than anything else.
Rude but not a swearword. An example: I go look at my kid's bedroom & there is stuff all over the place. I could say, "This room looks like an animal lives here."
Yes, I agree with you, that pig means, someone who eats a lot. If their is another meaning missing for the word pig, please let me know. According to www.urbandictionary.com in definitions one and four an animal can be considered an excellent and savage player and a person who is very sexy, is that right?
Pig...eats a lot..
or if a man is a chauvinist..always talking nasty about women..we tend to call him a pig...
Yes you are correct about an animal...
Thanks te gato, now can somebody please give me an example to understand the context for animal in both definitions, one that is a male very sexy and the other one who is an excellent player
You are welcome..
'He hit four home runs in the baseball game today!'...'Yes I know, he was an animal out there.'
'Antonio Banderas is such an animal.'...mmmm
Thanks te gato, but what about the word Tiger, I understood that if someone is called Tiger , it means that he or she is an excellent player (sports) so, I assumed, that has the same meaning as Animal, right? If we're missing some meanings for the word Tiger, please let me know.
P.S. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tiger&r=f please look up in this slang dictionary, and tell me the ones, that people used normally in Spoken English.
Yes Tiger would mean the same as Animal...in the sporst term...
I had heard of all of them except for two...
I did not know that there was a beer called Tiger...and please do not ever refer to that part of a females body as a tiger...unless you wish to get smacked...
What it is called here..I will PM you...
A tiger is usually positive--you must see that if you can see the avatars!
An animal can be made to be positive or negative.
They were acting like animals! It was really disgusting! (negative)
(after suggesting something risque) Oh, lover-boy, you are such an animal! (positive)
Player (negative) You want to stay away from him. He's a player.
Player (positive) He made two double-plays in the game today. He is such a good player!
A pig is never positive that I know of.
Yes I agree..I have never heard of 'Pig' being positive...
In my opininon there is no necessary connection between "party animal" and sex.
I agree with Gaer. It can mean that someone is very gregarious and enjoys a good party--that a social outing never fizzles when they are added to the mix.
Right. I think Antonia is thinking of someone who is both "party animal" and a "sex maniac".
PS: I edited this after Te Gato found that I had written total gibberish.
Auhmmm...what does this in the red mean???and you are bugging me about putting 'never the less' as three words...
You were out parting last night...weren't you!!! You party animal!!!
YIKES! I went back and fixed it. My mind is working like a party animal who has been drinking too much, but I'm afraid I have all the bad symptoms without any of the fun. My fingers apparently have their own little brains and do as they wish.
Ohhhhh..so now it is your fingers that are the 'party animals'...
Perhaps my fingers have been drinking and I didn't know it?
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