The Word of the Month

Fast

September 2010

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Definitions:

Fast (adjective & adverb): quick, rapid or speedy.

Fast (noun): a voluntary abstinence from food or drink and other 'vices'.

The word 'breakfast' literally refers to 'breaking' or ending the night-long 'fast'. Coffee and croissants, anyone?

Fast Examples:

Fast food : cheap, unhealthy food like burgers and pizzas. Not an issue on Ramadan and Yom Kippur, but you can get fast food while driving a fast car...

Fast cars Cars that travel at high speeds, often Italian and German. Impressive on dates, especially if you want to pick up a fast man or woman...

Fast men / women: Promiscuous people, that move quickly sexually. Not an issue on Ramadan and Yom Kippur, but often fast people lead a fast lifestyle...

Also:

Fast lifestyle: a wild, 'immoral' way of living, often involving sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll.

Fast forward: a magical button on the remote control that advances the images on a video. Helpful if you have a date with a fast man or woman.

Fast asleep: In a deep, profound sleep. Perfect for Ramadan and Yom Kippur. Sweet dreams!

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