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Gang bangers

Posted by Lotg on December 17, 2003

OK, this one's a bit risky for me. I was being subjected to an episode of 'the Shield' and before I walked out on it halfway through due to its chronic stupidity and pathetic overacting, I heard the bald cop say that they had to find the gang bangers. Now this got my attention, cos I gather he was referring to a gang of thugs. However in Australia, I'm afraid gang bangers are well pretty much multiple rapists. ie. She was raped by gang bangers. Actually sometimes it can also mean consentual (sp?) sex. ie. she was involved in a gang bang, meaning lots of blokes er had their way...

So what exactly is the US interpretation of the term?