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#1

Sorry for my ignorance but what is 86?


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#2

Remove, delete, destroy.


#3

Wow, what an insider private joke or something.
Ok, it means delete, whatever the origins, too many words I don’t get. :thinking:
@HibiscusKazeneko, please just say delete next time. :sweat_smile:


#4

jesus2099, it is an American expression, not too commonly used but I have heard it before.


#5

I just had to explain “I rest my case” to someone from Germany.

I hate speaking to the overseas call centers for that very reason. Some of them speak very good English (better than some Americans I have come across), but they lack the little things.
In fairness, when I get overseas calls -
私の舌が捻れる
Watashi no shita ga nejireru
Meine zunge wird verdreht
מיין צונג ווערט טוויסטיד
meyn tsung vert tvistid
my tongue gets twisted.