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maayani

Senior Member
Hebrew
Hello,

DEGRASSI - WEIGHT ROOM
Dallas and Drew work out. Drew uses the BENCH PRESS. Dallas spots him.
Across the room, SHAY (in cheerleader practice gear) watches the boys.

DREW:
I think you have a fan.

DALLAS:
Can I help you, niner?

SHAY:
Uh, no, but maybe I could help you.


(Degrassi, season 14)

Do you have any idea what it means here "niner"?

Thanks in advance.
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Since she is a cheerleader, Shay may be wearing the practice gear of the San Francisco 49ers football team (they are often called "the niners"). There may be another explanation, however.
     

    maayani

    Senior Member
    Hebrew
    Actually, in this specific part of the movie she's wearing a top with the print: "Panthers". Is it related somehow to the nickname "niner"?
     

    Dretagoto

    Senior Member
    Inglés británico
    In this context I think it means "freshman", as this high school begins with ninth grade, so "niners" are the youngest people at the school. (I may be wrong about the freshman thing, if it actually starts in 8th grade, but it's definitely a reference to "ninth grader").
     
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