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SAF

"Single Asian Female." From single's ad terminology.


SAM

"Single Asian Male." From single's ad terminology.


Sammich

"Sandwich." [DV] Primarily a Black Vernacular variant.


S&M

"Sadism and Masochism." A popular abbreviation.


Sanger

"Sandwich." [DV] An Australian slang variant.


S.A.S.E., SASE

"Self Addressed Stamped Envelope." A very common abbreviation.


Satyriasis

"Uncontrolled Male Sexual Desire." This is the male version of nymphomania. It derives from the term "satyr," the creature that Pan, the Greek god of the woods, appears as. Pan was known for his violent attraction to "nymphs."


SBF

"Single Black Female." From single's ad terminology.


SBM

"Single Black Male." From single's ad terminology.


Scenester

"Music Culture Socialite." I was inspired to write this entry after reading a horribly botched attempt at outlining this word in the otherwise generally well researched word of the day from YourDictionary.com. I have never heard the middle e of the word pronounced. The central e is a component part of "scene," and it is pronounced "seen-ster." Despite the comments that this word is "the latest in US youthspeak," I remember this word from the punk rock "scene" of the mid-eighties. YourDictionary.com seems to have it confused as a synonym for "groupie," but "socialite" would be a better definition, as "scenesters" are as much party-goers as concert goers. A "scenester" is generally someone who pursues popularity in the music "scene." YourDictionary.com also seems to have missed two other "scene" words, the "party scene" and the "social scene." The physical description given for a "scenester" makes me believe they are confusing the stereotype with "punk rocker." Contrary to what you may be led to believe, an "in" magazine is not short for "intellectual." As for the word itself, the idea that it was coined under the influence of "semester" is completely absurd. A more likely influence would be "hipster." It seems to me that the folks at YourDictionary.com should stick to words they understand, as it is painfully obvious that "youth slang" is not their strong point.


Schlang, Schlange

"Penis." Also "schlong" and "schlonger." From the German Schlang = "snake" through Yiddish slang.


Schleppin', Schlepin', Shleppin', Shlepin'

"Dragging One's Feet." From the Yiddish shlepen = "to pull, drag." That in turn derived from the German "schleppen" = "to lug, drag or haul."


Schlong, Schlonger

"Penis." Also "schlang" and "schlange." From the German Schlang = "snake" through Yiddish slang.


Schlong Shed

"Condom." See "schlong."


Schmack

"Heroin." See "smack."


Schmeck

"Heroin." See "smack."


Schmecker, Smecker

"Heroin Addict." See "smack."


Schmee

"Heroin." See "smack."


Schoolin, Skoolin

"Teaching." [DV] From Black Vernacular, for example: "He wuz schoolin' me at pimpin.'"


Schvartze, Shvartze, Shvartzeh, Shvartzer, Schwartzer, etc.

"Black Person." A Yiddish pejorative term for Black people, from the German schwartz = "black."


Sciomancy

"Consulting the Shades of the Dead." From the Greek roots skio = "shadow" and manteia = "mode of divination."


Sciophobia

"An Irrational Fear of Shadows." From the Greek root skio = "shadow" and the suffix -phobia (See "-phobia").


Scofflaw

"One Who Does Not Pay Parking Tickets or Other Government Fines or Refuses to Appear in Court." This term dates back to the Prohibition Era when it denoted one who disregarded the law and produced or sold alchohol. It can signify anyone who disregards the law but has special reference to those who do not pay fines or intentionally miss court dates. The word is a noun formation from "one who scoffs at the law."


Scuse

"Excuse, Pardon." [DV] As in "scuse me."


Seppo

"Yankee." A further variant of the Australian "septic." See "septic."


Septic

"Yankee; Asshole, Jerk." An Australian pejorative slang word, derived from "septic tank" or "septic system." The word is specifically used as a pejorative against Americans, being a rhyming slang, ie. "septic yank."


Sexin', Sex'n

"Having Sex, Having Sex With." For example: "Dey's right dere on da flo' sexin' like a no tommorah" and "Who's Sex'n Who" by No The Piper.


Sez

"Says." As in the Punch Drunk song title "Daddy Sez."


SF

"Square Feet; Square Foot." Common in real estate ad terminology, as in "4000 sf whse" = "4000 square foot warehouse."


SGAF

"Single Gay Asian Female." From Single's ad terminology.


SGAM

"Single Gay Asian Male." From Single's ad terminology.


SGBF

"Single Gay Black Female." From Single's ad terminology.


SGBM

"Single Gay Black Male." From Single's ad terminology.


SGHF

"Single Gay Hispanic Female." From Single's ad terminology.


SGHM

"Single Gay Hispanic Male." From Single's ad terminology.


SGWF

"Single Gay White Female." From Single's ad terminology.


SGWM

"Single Gay White Male." From Single's ad terminology.


Shaddup

"Be Quiet." [Cont.] This is a contraction of the rather rude phrase "shut up."


SHF

"Single Hispanic Female." From single's ad terminology.


Shit

1. "Excrement." Shit is of Germanic origin. It comes from the Middle English forms schite, schitte and schit. These forms come from the Anglo-Saxon scite. The Anglos-Saxon form is not attested in literature, but we can safely assume its correct form through the attested inflected forms and, surprisingly enough, place names. It is a close relative of the German Scheisse, and can also be seen as "schize in Middle High German, sciza in Old High German, schite in Middle Low German, skit in North Frisian, Swedish and Nynorsk, skitt in Norwegian, skid in Danish and skitr in Old Norse. It is also possibly related to the Greek scat. See "shit" 2.


Shit

2. "To Void Excrement." From the Middle English schitten, from the Anglo-Saxon scittan.


Shit

3. "Filth, Refuse, Garbage." This meaning stretches throughout the other Germanic forms of the word as well. It is not certain which meaning came from the other.


Shit

4. "Stuff." As George Carlin said, "Have you noticed that their stuff is shit and your shit is stuff?" The more specific meaning of "trash or refuse" (see "shit" 3.) broadened to mean anything. There are many further meanings of "shit" derived from the primary meanings. It would take much space to detail them all, or even the common ones.


Shit

5. General Exclaimant. "Shit" is one of the two most common exclaimants, the other being "fuck." It is uttered in extreme pain, extreme horror, and in the throws of sexual extasy. Its exclaimant use comes from its taboo nature and is compounded by its easy, one-syllable pronunciation.


Shitty

"Bad, Foul, Undesirable." From "shit" 3.


Shit-Word

"Obscenity." This phrase goes back to at least Middle English, where we find "schit-word." It is also found in the same form in Middle Low German.


SHID

"Slaps Head In Disgust." An internet abbreviation.


Shleppin', Shlepin'

"Dragging One's Feet." See "schleppin'."


SHM

"Single Hispanic Male." From single's ad terminology.


Shmeck

"Heroin." See "smack."


Shmee

"Heroin." See "smack."


Sho'

"Sure." [DV] [Cont.] This is a further contraction of the Southern "shore" (See below). It is often seen in the construct "fo' sho'" = "for sure," which is sometimes shortened to one word.


Shore

"Sure." [DV] This is a Southern variant pronunciation. The spelling variant is mostly seen in comic representations, dating back to at least the forties of the last century.


Shortie, Shotie (pl. Shorties, Sho'ties)

"Child," in Black Vernacular, as in "Ya got any shorties at yer crib?" = "Do you have any children." To quote Ice Cube: "As a shorty growin' up..."


Short-Stack

"A Short Girl With Large Breasts." Generally describing a girl of a specific body type, seeming to be mostly head, breasts, ass and legs. The term, used in diners, originally denoted a small stack of pancakes and became used to describe short, stacked girls.


Shoulda'

"Should Have." [Cont.]


Shpeel

"Game, Gameplan." Used idiomatically in "What's your shpeel?" This is Yiddish, from the German "spiel" = "game."<
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Shtup

"To Copulate, Have Sex; Copulation; A Loose Woman." From Yiddish, where it literally means "to push, shove."


Shvartze, Shvartzeh, Shvartzer, etc.

"Black Person." See "schvartze"


Sick

"Physically Ill, Mentally Ill or Unstable, Depraved." While this word originally implied only physical illness, with derogatory connotations piled on later. More recently, it has even come to be used in a positive sense in slang useage. The word itself exists throughout the Germanic stratum. It developed from the Middle English sik or sek, from the Anglo-Saxon seoc. It is akin the the Old Saxon seoc or siok, Old Frisian siak, Old High German sioh, Middle High German siech, Danish syg, Swedish sjuk," Old Norse siukr and Gothic siuks. New High German keeps the word for "sickly" but replaces it in its general useage with krank.


Sinister

"Suggesting Evil, Ominous; On the Left Side." This term arises through the equasion of the "left" with "evil," as seen in such terms as the "Left Hand Path." The "left" meaning of sinister is particularly used today in herladry, where it signifies being on the left of the shield, from the user's perspective. Beyond this, the term has now all but lost its reference to the left hand side. The word derives from the Middle English and French sinistre, meaning the same as our "sinister." The French is derived from the Latin sinister, meaning "on the left hand side," from sinestra = "the left hand." See also "sinestral."


Sinister-handed

"Left Handed; Unlucky." Generally archaic. See "sinister."


Sinistrad

"Left Handedly, Sinistrally; Towards the Left Side." A compound from the Latin words sinestra = "the left hand side" and ad = "to." See "sinestral" and "sinister."


Sinistral

"Of or Facing the Left Side, Left Handed." This derives from the Latin sinestra = "left hand." Latin also has the phrase sinistritis, which means "awkwardness," like the archaic term "cack handed." See also "sinister."


Sinistrality

"The State or Quality of Being Sinestral." See "sinestral."


Sinistrally

"In a Sinistral Manner." See "sinestral."


Sinistraural

"Hearing Better In the Left Ear." A compound from the Latin words sinestra = "the left hand side" and auris = "ear." See "sinistral."


Sinistrocardia

"An Abnormal Displacement of the Heart Towards the Left." A compound from the Latin words sinestra = "the left hand side" and cordes = "heart." See "sinistral."


Sinistrocerebral

"Related to the Left Hemisphere of the Brain; Left Brained." A compound from the Latin words sinestra = "the left hand side" and cerebrun = "brain." See "sinistral."


Sinistrocular

"Having a Dominant Left Eye." A compound from the Latin words sinestra = "the left hand side" and oculus = "eye." See "sinistral."


Sinistrogyrate

"To Move to the Left." A compound from the Latin sinestra = "the left hand side" and the Late Latin gyratio = "circular movement" from the Latin gyrus = "circle" or "curve." See "sinistral."


Sinistrogyric

"Moving to the Left." A compound from the Latin sinestra = "the left hand side" and the Late Latin gyratio = "circular movement" from the Latin gyrus = "circle" or "curve." See "sinistral."


Sinistromanual

"Left Handed." A compound from the Latin words sinestra = "the left hand side" and manus = "hand." See "sinistral."


Sinistropedal

"Using the left foot in preference to the right foot." A compound from the Latin words sinestra = "the left hand side" and pedes = "foot." See "sinistral."


Sinistrophobia

"An Irrational Fear of Left Handed People." See "sinistral" and "-phobia."


Sinistrorsal

"Turned Toward the Left Side; Growing Upward in a Left to Right Spiral." From the Latin sinistrorsus = "on the left hand side." See also "sinister" and "sinistral."


Sinistrorse

"Growing Upward in a Left to Right Spiral." From the Latin sinistrorsus = "on the left hand side." See also "sinister" and "sinistral."


Sinistrotorsion

"Twisted to the Left." From the Latin sinistrorsus = "on the left hand side," and the Late Latin torsion, variant of tortion, from tortus, past participle of torquere = "to twist." See "sinestral."


Sinistrous

"Sinister." An archaic form. See "sinister."


Sinistrously

"With a Tendency to the Left; Perversely; Wrongly; Unluckily." See "sinestral."


Sista (pl. Sistaz)

"Sister," used to designate Black women.


69, Sixty-Nine

"Simultanious Mutual Oral Sex." Based on the graphic positioning of the numbers six and nine, representing the positioning of the bodies in the act in question.


69ing, Sixty-Nining

Having Simultanious Mutual Oral Sex." See "69."


Skam

"Scam." [DV] From Black Vernacular, with much crossover. For example "da silence of the skams" or as seen on the web: "Are you clueless when people are skammin' you,..."


Sk8ter

"Skater." A spelling popular amongst skateboarder culture, particularly in the 80s.


Skeeter

"Mosquito." [DV] A common variant. Sometimes variants retain the initial m in some form, such as "meskeeters."


Skool

"School, Style." [DV] From Black Vernacular, as commonly seen in the phrase "old skool rap."


Skoolin

A varaint of "schoolin."


Slamma

"Slammer, Jail, Prison." [DV] From Black Vernacular.


Slut

"Woman of Loose Morals; Unkempt Woman." From the Middle English slutte. The word originally connoted unkemptness, as shown by the useage of such variants as "sluttish" = "slovenly."


Smack, Schmack, Schmeck, Shmeck, Smeck, Schmee, Shmee

"Heroin." From the Yiddish "schmeq" = "sniff, whiff" and also "snuff."


Smack-Head

"Heroin Addict." See "smack."


Smarts

"Hurts." From the Yiddish shmerts = "pain," which is derived from the German Schmertz of the same meaning.


Smeck

"Heroin." See "smack."


Smecker

"Heroin Addict." See "smack."


Sneer

"To Express Derision, Scorn or Contempt in Writing, Speech or Facial Expression." From the Middle English sneren = "to mock, deride."


Snollygoster

"An Unscrupulous Person, Particularly Said of a Politician." Quite archaic, this word generally only pops up in weird word lists these days instead of general speech. It is generally accepted that the word developed from the mythical beast known as the "snallygaster" but how or why it developed as such is quite obscure and most sources don't even want to guess. The snallygaster is a mythical creature of the Eastern United States. Accounts of its appearance varied widely, but it was most usually seen as half bird and half reptile. It was used as a sort of "bogeyman" to scare children. The form of the name also varied somewhat widely. The Pennsylvania Dutch version was "schnelle geeschter." The name meant literally "fast spirit," "geechter" or "ghast" being close relatives of our modern word "ghost."


Snot

"Nasal Mucus." This is good Middle English and Anglo-Saxon, it corresponds to the Middle Low German and Middle Dutch snot; the Old Frisian and Middle Low German "snotte;" Middle Dutch snut; and Middle High German snuz.


SO

"Sales Order." A retail abbreviation, pronounced as individual letters. This is usually seen with a number, such as "SO#378."


SO

"Significant Other." An internet abbreviation.


S.O.B.

"'Son Of a Bitch,' Jerk." Pronounced as the individual letters, this is a rather common pejorative, from the more common "son of a bitch."


Sober

"Not Intoxicated." From the Old French sobre, which in turn derives from the Latin sobrius. The meaning has remained unchanged down from the Latin, although it has recently acquired an additional meaning as "serious."


Sod

"Pervert, Lecher." As in "old sod." This is short for "sodomite." See "sodomite" and "sodomy."


Sodom

"A Place of Depravity." This word derives from a comparison to the Biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah, two towns known for their depravity.


Sodomatical

"Pertaining to Sodomy." See "sodomy."


Sodomatically

"In a Perverted Manner." See "sodomy."


Sodomite

"Someone who Engages in Sodomy." See "sodomy."


Sodomize

"To Subject a Person or Animal to Sodomy." See "sodomy."


Sodomy

"Anal Sex; Bestiality; Any Sex Regarded as Abnormal." After the town of Sodom. Perverse sexual pracices were known in Latin as "peccatum Sodomiticum," or "the sin of Sodom." Our form of the word comes to us from the Old French "sodome." See "sodom."


Sorta

"Sort Of." [Cont] For example, "I was actually sorta kidding."


Sortilege

1. "Divination, Divination by Lots, Sorcery." Old French, from the Latin "sortilegium," from sors = "lot" and lego = "to choose."


Sortilege

2. "A Fortune Teller." From "sortilege" 1.


Sortileger

"A Fortune Teller." From "sortilege" 1.


Sortilegy

"The Art of Fortune Telling." From "sortilege" 1.


SOT

"Short Of Time." An internet abbreviation.


SOTMG

"Short Of Time Must Go." An internet abbreviation.


Spd

"Speed." A common abbreviation in sales ads.


Specially

"Especially." [Cont]


Spelæn

"Cave Dwelling." See "spelunk."


Spelæology

A variant of "speleology."


Spelean

A variant of "spelæn."


Speleobopper

"Inexperienced Caver." Combines "spelunker" with the "bopper" of "teenybopper," generally denoting young and inexperienced.


Speleology

"the Study of Caves." From the French speleologie. See "spelunk" and "-ology."


Spell

1. "To Write or Name the Letters of a Word in Order, To Constitute the Letters of a Word in Proper Order." From the Middle English speller, from the Old French espeller, of Germanic origin. C.f. the Anglo-Saxon forms spell = "story, narrative," spellbok = "spellbook," spellian = "to speak, discourse," spellung = "speech, narrative, discourse," the Old Saxon spel = "to spell," the Dutch spelling = "spelling," spellen = "to spell," the Old Norse spial = "to spell," spialla = "to talk," the Old High German spel = "story, narrative" and the Gothic spill = "fable, myth, narrative, tale," spilla = "proclaimer" and spillon = "to relate, tell, give report."


Spell

2. "To Signify." As in "This spells disaster for us." From "spell" 1.


Spell

3. "A Set of Words or Formula Thought to Have Magical Power; An Enchantment." From the older meaning of "spell" relating to speach or discourse. See the word variants under "spell" 1.


Spell

4. "A Discourse or Sermon." Probably from the Anglo-Saxon spellung. See "spell" 1 and 4, and also "gospel."


Spell

5. "To Discourse, Sermonise, Preach, Declare." Probably from the Anglo-Saxon spellian. See "spell" 1 and 4.


Spell

6. "A Turn of Work Taken by Another Person." From the Middle English spelen = "to spare" from the Anglo-Saxon spelian = "to substitute for, represent."


Spell

7. "A Short Period of Time." From "spell" 6.


Spellbind

1. "To Enchant, Fascinate." Literally "to bind with a spell." See "spell" 3.


Spellbind

2. "A Speaker Capable of Holding an Audience." From "spellbind" 1.


Spellbinder

"One Who Binds With or Casts Spells." See "spellbind" and "spell" 3.


Spellbound

"Enchanted, Fascinated, Held by a Spell." See "spellbind" and "spell" 3.


Spellcraft

"The Craft of Spell Casting." See "spell" 3.


Spelonk

"Cave." An archaic form of "spelunk."


Speluncar

"Pertaining to Caves." See "spelunk."


Speluncean

A variant of "speluncar."


Spelunk

"a Cave; to Go Caving, Particularly Without Proper Experience or Equipment." Spelunk as a noun is generally obsolete, but the verb form is still in use. It derives from the Old French spelunque, from the Latin spælunca, from the Greek spelaion = "cave." See also "spelonk."


Spelunker

"a Caver." Often used to designate an amature. See "spelunk."


Sperm

"Male Sexual Fluid, Semen; The Reproductive Cells in Said Fluid." This derives from the Old French sperme, the Latin sperma and ultimately the Greek sperma, in that order. All of these mean "seed."


Spermatize

"to Discharge, or fertilize with, Semen." See "sperm."


Spermatophobia

"an Irrational Fear of Sperm." See "sperm" and "-phobia."


Spork

"A Utensil Shaped Like a Spoon With Forklike Prongs." The word is a blending of the words "spoon and fork" into one, as the utensil does. The word was trademarked in 1970 by the Van Brode Milling Company, though it is said that useage of the word predates that. The spork is identified with the "runcible spoon" though there is some dissagreement over what exactly a runcible spoon is. There is also disagreement among some as to what exactly a spork is, also. Some claim that the word only applies to the cheap white plastic utensils while others claim it applies to any fork/spoon combination.


Spose

"Suppose." [DV][Cont] From Black Vernacular. For example "I's spose ta go dere" and "Ya don' spose she..."


Spote

"Sport, Wear." [DV] From Black Vernacular. This is used as we would say "sporting a new outfit." For example: "...spotin' some phat dreads..."


Squirrel

"Female Genital Area, Pussy." A southern slang variant. See "pussy."


SRP

"Suggested Retail Price." A common retail acronym, pronounced as individual letters. See also "MSRP."


SSBBW

"Super Sized Big Beautiful Woman." See "BBW."


STC

"Said To Contain." Used on shipping bills of lading to note the number of cartons wrapped in a pallete.


STD

"Sexually Transmitted Disease." From the medical field. Replaces the older term "venereal disease."


Stercomancy

"Divination By Studying Seeds in Excrement." From the Latin root stercus = "dung" and the Greek manteia = "mode of divination."


Stercoraceous

A variant of stercoreous.


Stercoræmia

"Contamination of the Blood with Absorbed Retained Excrement." From the Latin root stercus = "dung" and the Greek aima = "blood."


Stercoral

"Stercoraceous; (Botany) Growing in Excrement." From the Latin root stercus = "dung" and the suffix -al. See "-al."


Stercorarious

"(Entomology) Living in Dung." See "stercoreous."


Stercorary

"Pertaining to Excrement; Living in or Feeding on Excrement; Dungheap, A Place Where Excrement is Stored." From the Latin root stercus = "dung"


Stercorate

"To Manure or Dung." From the Latin stercoro = "to dung," from the root stercus = "dung." See "stercoration."


Stercoration

"The Act of Munuring or Dunging; Manure or Dung; Coprolalia." From the Latin stercoro = "to dung," from the root stercus = "dung" and the suffix -ation. See "-ation."


Stercorean

A variant of stercoreous.


Stercoreous

"Consisting of, Containing or Pertaining to Excrement." Latin, from stercus = "excrement, dung."


Stercoricolous

"Living in Excrement." Latin, from stercus = "excrement, dung" and colere = "to inhabit."


Stercorolith

"Hardened Excrement, Coprolite." From the Latin root "stercus" = "dung" and the Greek root "lithos" = "stone."


Stercorose

A variant of stercoreous.


Stercorous

A variant of stercoreous.


Stercory

"Excrement, Dung." From the Latin "stercus" = "dung."


Stercovorous

"Feeding on Excrement." From the Latin "stercus" = "dung" and "voro" = "eating."


Stool

"Feces." This comes from the meaning of "stool" as a chair, before it became a special form of chair in modern useage, as is still seen in the German Stuhl = "chair." By sometime probably in Middle English, the "stool" came to be used for what we call "toilet." The term for "feces" comes from "going to stool," as in "going to the bathroom." Compare this to the way "ends" has recently aquired a new meaning.


STR

"Short Term Relationship." From single's ad terminology.


Strap

"Gun, Sidearm." Popular in Black Vernacular. See "strappin'."


Strappin', Strapped

"Carrying a Concealed Weapon." Popular in Black Vernacular. For example: "If he'da been strappin' ayda caught da bullet." This derives from the term "gun strap" = "holster." See "strap."


Street

"A Public Way, Paved Road." This is one of the words from Anglo-Saxon that we can assuredly say came from Latin, as the simple concept of the street came to the Germanic peoples from the Romans. The Late Latin strata means "pavement" or "paved road." The primary meaning, however, is retained in our "stratum" as a layer or covering. Anglo-Saxon form is stræt, from which developed the Middle English stræte, then strete and eventually our modern street. The word exists throughout both the Germanic, Romance and Celtic languages. For instance, we see Strasse in German, straat in Dutch, stræti in Old Norse, strada in Italian, strad in Romanian, srait in Old Irish, sraid in Irish and Scottish Gaelic and ystryd in Welsh. Even New Greek, from the Byzantine period on, has strata = "street." The Germanic words predating pavement are "way" and "road."


Str8

"Straight." Primarily from Black Vernacular usage, with crossover into netspeak. For example: "Str8 outta da hood," "str8 up old skool" or "are bout as str8 as a Broken Arrow."


Suga

"Sugar." [DV] From Black Vernacular. This is popular in porn.


Sum

"Some." [DV] Primarily from Black Vernacular.


Sumit

"Something." British slang variant.


Sum'n, Sum'in, Sump'n, Sumpin', Somethin'

"Something." [Cont.]


Sup?

"What Is Up?" [Cont.]


Supa

"Super." [DV] Primarily from Black Vernacular.


SUV

"Sports Utility Vehicule." Pronounced "es you vee."


Sux

"Sucks." Primarily from Black Vernacular.


Swamp-Ass

"Having A Wet, Sweaty Crotch Area." From the damp nature of swamps. See also "ass."


SWF

"Single White Female." From single's ad terminology.


SWM

"Single White Male." From single's ad terminology.


SYS

"See You Soon." An internet abbreviation.


Sysop

"Systems Operator." From computer networking and BBS terminology.





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