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Recently I came across a stackoverflow comment for a post. It goes something like this.

Dojo has an UpgradeBar that dopes this:

Blah Blah Blah

and then somebody commented the post

It dopes it really really well. Dope even

I know dope is to take drug and thus may be he is meaning it as relaxed. Now i am a bit confused what did this guy meant. because in the end there is "Dope even". did he mean it relaxes him or it sucks?

will "something even" make a context negative?

Full Context : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5188667/stackoverflow-welcome-bar/5197218#5197218

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Without seeing any further context, I have to presume that the original post was a typo of "dopes" for "does", and the comment was simply mocking the typo. (the "dope even" part is using "dope" in its adjectival form, meaning "awesome".)

Edit: having seen the context provided, I'm quite certain that it was a typo and that the comment was poking fun at the typo.

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This is the context. stackoverflow.com/questions/5188667/stackoverflow-welcome-bar/… –  Mahesh Mar 7 '11 at 6:35
    
I know "dope" can mean "awesome", but what does "dope even" (or "awesome even") mean? –  ShreevatsaR Mar 7 '11 at 9:33
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@ShreevatsaR: Suppose somebody says "I shaved my bear" (instead of "I shaved my beard"); who listened could reply with "beard even", or "beard, even". It's just a way to correct what somebody else said. –  kiamlaluno Mar 7 '11 at 10:47
    
@kiamlaluno: Yes, that also I know… but with that interpretation, here "dope" is being corrected with "dope", which doesn't make sense. Maybe the commenter meant to write "Does, even" and made a mistake in the correction? :-) –  ShreevatsaR Mar 7 '11 at 11:29
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@Shreevatsar: "it does it really really well. Dope, even." -> "it does it so well that you could even say it's awesome." Throw in "dopes" for "does" to poke a little fun at the typo and you're all set. –  Hellion Mar 7 '11 at 20:19
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