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Date: Dec 18 2008


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“On the day we broke up, I was like, ‘I don’t want to look pretty anymore. I want to look hardcore.’”

- Actress and singer Miley Cyrus on how she changed after her break-up with Nick Jonas from the Jonas Brothers. (E!)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

strong; tough; extreme

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Most people think of Miley Cyrus as a sweet, innocent “girl-next-door.” But heartbreak sometimes changes people. Miley says that after Nick Jonas broke up with her, she wanted to be more hardcore. She didn’t want to be a cute, sweet little girl anymore. She felt sad and angry inside, and she wanted to look that way on the outside, too.

But she must have gotten over Nick pretty quickly, because she still doesn’t look very tough. People who look hardcore usually have a lot of tattoos and piercings, or dress like punk rockers. If you have a hardcore attitude, you’re dark, serious and intense.

In the late 1970s, a new style of punk rock appeared that was harder, faster and more aggressive. This became known as hardcore punk. Other styles of music are also described as hardcore. For example, hip-hop songs with violent or obscene lyrics are sometimes known as hardcore rap.

In fact, hardcore can mean a more extreme version of almost anything. If you’re a hardcore athlete, for example, you take sports really seriously and spend almost all your time doing them. If you need a job hardcore, it means you really, really need a job. Now.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I can’t believe you got a tattoo that covers your whole back. That’s hardcore.”

“He was really mad. He yelled at her hardcore.”

“Michelle is a hardcore swimmer. She spends at least three hours a day in a pool.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Dani J. kind of rock or crazy looking
by Dani J.
NAJLA means that she wants to look on the extreme.
lalobrown Extremely weird looking like piercing,tattoo sleeves, hardcore ppl listen to music really loud.
by lalobrown
Eydo hardcore; unwaveringly committed, extremely dedicated; explicit; chronic, recurrent
by Eydo
It can be used to describe anything that is done to the extreme, but mostly is used when describing something that is a little strange "against what is normal". Now in terms of fashion, which is what she is talking about, hardcore means to dress more like a punk.
by Natashechka
najafi Having an extremely strong belief,opinion,or behavior that is unlikely to change
by najafi
centoir Hardcore means intense,deep, maximum or extreme actions or feelings toward something. I love hardcore music.
by centoir
nil_fm if you are hardcore,anybody hasn't your ideas change,because you are determined and won't abandon your opinions.
by nil_fm

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08:51 PM Dec 21 2008 |




12:26 PM Dec 21 2008 |




Here in Brazil we use the word “punk” with the same sense the “hardcore”,at least I use…I think to try being hardcore spends many energy,even more to cure broken heart ;)

06:42 PM Dec 19 2008 |




Who loves me has to take me as I am.

11:40 AM Dec 19 2008 |




Dark & negative!

12:55 AM Dec 19 2008 |



I think that to some extent we all look hardcore toward something.

11:34 PM Dec 18 2008 |




I think people should be what they really are ever!!

12:50 PM Dec 18 2008 |




Trying to be hardcore for a girl-next-door isn’t easy. Becuase they are totally different types of people. :P

03:43 AM Dec 18 2008 |

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