Submitted by goossun on November 1, 2004

V-cards

Does anyone knows what “V-cards” mean? I was at a Hotel reception in Spain and there were a bunch of American teenagers around. One of them just said to the other “Go race some V-cards” by which he surely meant “shut up” and it was supposed to be offensive. I asked two of my American friends the next day and they said they had no idea what that could have been. I’m almost sure I heard it correctly because there was a Spanish girl among those teenagers who asked “what’s V-cards” and one of the American girls explained to her in a low voice that I could not hear. Though the word “race” might’ve been “raise” or something like that!

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I think you're right and the word must have been "raise." A "vCard" is an electronic business or visiting card that people pass around by beaming from their PDA or cell phone. I think the "V" must stand for "virtual," as in "virtual reality." The kids you saw must have been "working" the crowd for business or social contacts.

Look here: http://www.imc.org/pdi/vcardoverview.html

As far as the rudeness of the statement you heard, it seems to me to mean something more like "go away and make yourself useful" than merely "shut up."

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It is also slang for someone who is a virgin. Probably explains the rudeness in the tone.

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urbandictionary.com adds: 'All virgins have a "V-Card" until they "cash it in" for sex.'

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Cool. I did not know that.

Well, OK, then the word must still have been "raise!" :)

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as a youngin' (age 22), I'd support Justin's respond first and foremost. A "v-card" is known in schools, magazines and online quite commonly as one's virginity.
If you have your v-card, you have your virginity.

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So what does "Go raise some V-cards" mean then?

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The original posting read, "Go race some V-cards."

If someone is blowing off a friend with an angry retort, then, there are some horrible expressions such as: "go get some" and "somebody needs to get laid." These would be relatively synonymous with telling someone to go and find oneself a virgin.

It explains the quiet hush-hush attitude, too.

Looking at the common postings with "V card" references, (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&...), there is more support for the idea of it being a virginity reference.

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Dear Sarah
Yes it was "race" but I wasn't sure what I heard was race or raise. Speedwell suggested that it is more likely to be raise.
You seem to be a good slang source! Keep in touch :-)

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Certainly! :) ~s

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Are you sure they didn't say "race some V-cars" referring to some new video game the youngins are playing? (this comment makes me sound old - I'm actually 25!)

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what is this video game? And how new? I heared this V-card last September.

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Oh, I didn't mean that there is a video game called V-cars, I was merely suggesting he could have misheard and perhaps they were talking about a video game (I have no idea if it exists - more than likely it does not).

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margaret, that was quite fun!

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he meant "rase" like erase. basically said "go fuck some virgins".

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