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These dance music words really should be added to the Oxford English Dictionary

These essential components of the clubland vocab deserve recognition

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 14 July 2017
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Ah, PLUR. Peace. Love. Unity. Respect. The four pillars of the rave scene, united like holy Tetris blocks to form the foundation of our culture’s values. Next time you see some aggro taking place in a club, wouldn’t it be handy to have an official document reminding the aggressors to get in line with PLUR? I just think violent delinquents would respond well to folks repping dictionaries in the smoking area. Also, once PLUR is locked in, we can start the campaign for Plurnt, simultaneously adding twerking and getting turnt to sacred rave pantheon.


One for the bass heads. If you’ve ever seen a DJ dropping some murky, bass-loaded UK rhythms that sound like they’ve been born and raised in a gutter on a diet of black sludge and liquorice then you’ll know what we’re talking about. Throw your head back and shout it: “GULLY.” Best served alongside gun fingers.

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