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There was this moment in some guy's video where a warrior swings a sword at some other guy. Then the other guy says "oi lad!" parrying the sword. What does that mean? why would he say that.

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  • 'Oi' is used in sense of 'Hey' and 'lad' means 'a man' . So it means - Hey Man! – Rohit Shekhawat Mar 26 '18 at 5:24
  • isn't hey like hello, or look at me!, listen! something like that? I don't get the actual nuance – MAW Mar 26 '18 at 5:44
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    define oi | define lad – mplungjan Mar 26 '18 at 6:28
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    Suppose you were walking down the street one day, minding your own business, and someone comes up to you and punches you on your arm for no reason. If your response was a single word, what word would it be? – Lawrence Mar 26 '18 at 7:32
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    @Mitch Oi! :) – Lawrence Mar 26 '18 at 12:35
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oi TFD interj. British Slang

Used as a greeting or to attract someone's attention.

As in: google books: Dreams of the Soul

Oi, oi lad, shut your pie hole and stop chirping... Oi, lad! It is over, over!

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