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Semper Fi
Latin “semper fidelis” meaning “always faithful” -- spoken in the US Marine Corps as a connection that acknowledges another marine
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screw up (2)

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make one or more mistakes

I thought my interview was at 10:30, but it turned out to be at 10, so I was 30 minutes late. I totally screwed up! 

Seriously? Are you serious?

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asking if someone is being sincere and truthful, rather than joking around

I told my sister that we are having twins, and all she could say was, “Seriously?”  I guess she's more concerned about how difficult it is to take care of two babies at the same time.

shh

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using the index finger lightly touching the lips to mean

Shh ...

shoot

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go ahead and talk; tell me

Conversation:

Suzanne:  Can I ask you a question?  

Donald:  Sure ... shoot..

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shout-out

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a way to verbally recognize someone or something for a good reason, such as volunteering for an organization, honoring a special occasion, or just doing any good thing

I want to give a shout-out to my sister, Amy.  It’s her birthday today.  

shrug shoulders (not spoken)

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I don’t know. I 'dunno'. (or) It doesn’t matter.

Conversation:

Mansour:  What are 'ya' doing tomorrow?

Grace:  (shrug shoulders)

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shucks (not spoken)

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snap fingers once to mean

(snap fingers) I can't go with you guys.

sigh

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tired or exhausted

(sigh) I’m sooo tired.

sizzling (not spoken)

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index finger on butt meaning someone’s sizzling hot

Look at that babe ... (szzz)

slap hands

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'hitting' each other's hand, both coming in from the side meaning 'good game', 'nice going', 'catch you later', and more

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