## What does "dat 14s drop" mean?

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I've found this expression on the Natural Selection 2 fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/NaturalSelection2/posts/10152301360338105

1Can you please add a bit more content? – ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq – 2014-07-31T19:41:32.847

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He's just mentioning to notice the soldier falling at 00:14 in the video.

"Dat" should means "that", I've only found this word in colloquial Internet language (such as in "dat ass").

I liked your answer :) please double "L" this word : "colloquial" . – Mohamed Hamza – 2014-07-31T19:22:59.470

2It actually doesn't really come from the internet and is much older, and has been very popular in regions of the American South for decades. – JDong – 2014-07-31T19:29:29.383

2@JDong That's correct, of course, but there is a particular slang usage that isn't limited to a particular region, and is used by people who would never otherwise pronounce that like dat. It seems fine to me to mention how it's used today as slang online. – snailplane – 2014-07-31T22:12:09.423

1@JDong "Dat" is also common in the Caribbean. – David Richerby – 2014-07-31T22:53:24.740

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jinawee is almost correct.

Rather than referring to a soldier falling down, this is referring a bass drop at 00:14 in the video, where the background music went "wub-wub-wub" for a moment.

In dubstep, the drop involves a heavy full bass line and commonly a "wobble" or "vowel" bass accompanied by a strong shuffling beat.

To add a bit more detail: Each time I've seen the colloquial Internet usage of "dat ___", the ___ has always been a good/desirable example of its-sort-of-thing.

I never knew this usage before. It's neat to have a memorable handle for something like that! – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica – 2014-07-31T22:18:34.100

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I only learned about it by asking a friend to explain the joke in the last sentence of "What if a rainstorm dropped all of its water in a single giant drop?"

– Ed Brannin – 2014-08-01T14:42:31.890