[Xfce-i18n] poke & dodgy
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Mon Jun 5 18:12:14 CEST 2006
On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 12:47:06 -0300, Adriano Winter Bess <awbess at gmail.com> wrote:
> Could anyone (native english speakers or maybe Danny?) explain the meaning
> of the words "poke" and "dodgy", both found in xfce4-trigger-launcher plugin?
> I know this list is not about learning english, but they look like slang.
> The first one has a quite weird definition in my dictionary and the second I
> just couldn't find.
slang? certainly. Perhaps they should be replaced for more contemporary english words ;^)
to poke: to interact with something as to attract it's attention, to tap someone on the back ("hey you"). I think it comes from 'poking a fire' with a stick which makes it jump up and burst in flames.
'dodgy' - evasive, elusive, meaning to hide from something by constantly evading it (i.e. the game "dodge ball", and the famous "dodgers")
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