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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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Information plea Constable Jen Wilson at the Lochside Road bus stop in Dumfries where bangers were set off on Tuesday - one of three incidents reported
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He went on: "However, instead of this flood of bangers entering the market leading to a collapse in values, they have actually increased quite substantially.
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The Porkinson Banger will continue to launch limited edition variants every six months in line with the growing premium adult sausage sector.
Yes that clapped out old banger next door, not your lack of hanging space, could be what is preventing the sale.
The Somerset man is known as Banger because he enjoys eating sausages.
On the way to the Grand Canyon, Banger 1 was a flight of two.
If you have a head banger he will most likely outgrow this annoying but generally harmless behavior.
Banger's proposal to allow chickens also failed in 2014, but he decided to bring back an amended version after more communities began allowing residents to keep chickens for fresh eggs.
A BUTCHER seems to be on a sausage roll as he plans to open a specialist restaurant in light of his banger shop's success.