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What's the meaning of "slap me five"? Any difference between "slap me five" and "give me five"?

There is a book called Slap Me Five.

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I, for one, have never heard the phrase "slap me five". –  JSBձոգչ Dec 9 '10 at 17:27
    
I've never heard "slap me five" either, though it is fair to say that it means the same as "give me five" in this context. –  Will Dec 9 '10 at 19:36
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The difference is only one of expression and context, not meaning. "Slap" me five is a funkier way of saying "give me five" or "give me some skin" or any of several ways of asking for a hand slap/slide.

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Robusto's answer is correct. These actions/expressions led to "high" fiving: same concept, but with hands held high instead of low. –  user44404 May 17 '13 at 7:49
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