Fast

September 2010

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Fun Fasts

Ramadan: a month-long Muslim fast from sunrise to sunset every day.

Yom Kippur: a 25-hour Jewish fast from sunset to nightfall the following day.

Lent: a 40-day partial fast in Christian faiths leading up to Easter.

Definitions

Fast (adj & adverb): quick, rapid or speedy.

Fast (noun): voluntary abstinence from food or drink and other “vices”.

Breakfast literally refers to “breaking a fast”.

Fast Examples

Fast food: cheap, unhealthy food like burgers and pizzas. Not an issue on Ramadan and Yom Kippur, but you can get fast food while driving a fast car...

Fast cars: Cars that travel at high speeds. Impressive on dates, especially if you want to pick up a fast man or woman...

Fast men / women: Promiscuous people. Not an issue on Ramadan and Yom Kippur, but often fast people lead a fast lifestyle...

Fast expressions

Fast lifestyle: a wild, “immoral” way of living, often involving sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll.

Fast forward: a magical button on the remote control that advances the images on a video.

Fast asleep: In a deep, profound sleep. Perfect way to get through Ramadan and Yom Kippur this year. Sweet dreams!
Cartoon by Gymglish

Definitions

Fast (adj & adverb): quick, rapid or speedy.

Fast (noun): voluntary abstinence from food or drink and other “vices”.

Breakfast literally refers to “breaking a fast”.

Fast Examples

Fast food: cheap, unhealthy food like burgers and pizzas. Not an issue on Ramadan and Yom Kippur, but you can get fast food while driving a fast car...

Fast cars: Cars that travel at high speeds. Impressive on dates, especially if you want to pick up a fast man or woman...

Fast men / women: Promiscuous people. Not an issue on Ramadan and Yom Kippur, but often fast people lead a fast lifestyle...

Fun Fasts

Ramadan: a month-long Muslim fast from sunrise to sunset every day.

Yom Kippur: a 25-hour Jewish fast from sunset to nightfall the following day.

Lent: a 40-day partial fast in Christian faiths leading up to Easter.

Fast expressions

Fast lifestyle: a wild, “immoral” way of living, often involving sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll.

Fast forward: a magical button on the remote control that advances the images on a video.

Fast asleep: In a deep, profound sleep. Perfect way to get through Ramadan and Yom Kippur this year. Sweet dreams!

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