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bhang

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a preparation of the leaves and flower tops of Indian hemp, which has psychoactive properties: much used in India

bang

(1)
A common spoken name for "!" (ASCII 33), especially when used in pronouncing a bang path in spoken hackish. In elder days this was considered a CMUish usage, with MIT and Stanford hackers preferring excl or shriek; but the spread of Unix has carried "bang" with it (especially via the term bang path) and it is now certainly the most common spoken name for "!". Note that it is used exclusively for non-emphatic written "!"; one would not say "Congratulations bang" (except possibly for humorous purposes), but if one wanted to specify the exact characters "foo!" one would speak "Eff oh oh bang".

See pling, shriek, ASCII.

bang

(2)
An exclamation signifying roughly "I have achieved enlightenment!", or "The dynamite has cleared out my brain!" Often used to acknowledge that one has perpetrated a thinko immediately after one has been called on it.

bang

Slang for exclamation point. See bang path.
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BUTCHER Simon Osbourne is selling the region's best bangers - and that's official.
If they move it from London they could still call it a London Banger.
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at Eathorpe VIllage Hall tomorrow for a play based on the life of Shirley Crabtree - aka Big Banger grappled the 23-stone man mountain more than 700 times and grudgingly played the fall guy on most of them, but he won't be thrown out the ring this time.
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Orion TV, run by husband and wife Bob and Marrisse Whittaker at their Alnmouth home, has reached a deal with satellite and cable channel History to produce a series about a team of banger car racers.
BANGER bonkers David Harding loves sausages so much he has become the first man in Britain to undergo therapy in a bid to stop his 13-a-day habit.
The Porkinson Banger has livened up its packaging with colourful boxes designed to stand out in the competitive premium sausage category.
The umble banger is back and it may well be its time as more people look for cheap comfort food and value for money.
Would you Adam & Eve it, no sooner has the Capital got a brand new Banger all of its own to celebrate, the banger only goes and wins a top award