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I completely don't understand what this star's line means, even though the words are simple.

sup my homeslice? harvard jv field hockey is da bomb...

What's homeslice?
What does da mean?

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  • Do things not seem a bit incongruous about this sentence to anyone else? Ivy prep school sports meets SoCal slacker slang...
    – Uticensis
    May 17 '11 at 0:04
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  1. Sup: Actually 'sup? abbreviation of "What is up?"; "What is happening?"

  2. homeslice: friend; variant of "homes", "homey", "homebrother", originally implying someone from your neighborhood "home", but now simply slang for "buddy."

  3. da bomb: 'da' = 'the' so 'the bomb'; something really good.

  4. jv: Junior Varsity, the team below Varsity, usually composed of anyone who wants to play rather than players selected by the coach for performance.

So my translation would be:

What is happening, friend? Harvard Junior Varsity field hockey is really good.

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    I think you've nailed the original meaning of homeslice, but it might be worth noting to the OP that it probably hasn't been used in that context in quite some time. Now it seems it's just a silly term thrown about among friends.
    – HaL
    May 16 '11 at 14:27
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    Sure thing, homes.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    May 16 '11 at 14:44
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    Note that you'll occasionally see "Holmes" as a stand-in for "homes." I agree that "homeslice" is losing currency.
    – The Raven
    May 16 '11 at 17:50
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  • sup is an interjection that is quicker to write but basically means the same as what's up (last three letters).
  • da is a colloquial phonetic spelling of "the".
  • homslice is a slang for "buddy", "pal", "mate".
  • Harvard jv stands for Harvard Junior Varsity.
  • field hockey is the sport.

So stitching up all this translates as:

What's up mate ? The Harvard Junior Varsity Field Hockey team is the bomb!

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  • Good call on the JV.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    May 16 '11 at 14:19
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    I might translate this as, "Greetings and salutations my esteemed colleague. Harvard's Junior Varsity field hockey program is most excellent."
    – The Raven
    May 16 '11 at 18:09

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