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I just said in conversation:

Tu as salement morflé sur ce coup-là, dis donc.

... but I wonder how the following two compare?

Tu as méchamment morflé sur ce coup-là, dis donc.

Tu as sacrément morflé sur ce coup-là, dis donc.

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Salement and méchamment are synonymous here and belonging to the same familiar register while sacrément is more formal and less used nowadays, just like dis donc too.

A trend in colloquial French is to use this form:

T'as morflé grave sur ç'coup là, (<expletive>) !

Note that this might only apply to France.

  • I usually use "grave" with "déchirer grave", but is there an age limit for this particular usage of "grave"? – Con-gras-tue-les-chiens Nov 24 '17 at 12:52
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    Not particular limit, the expression is becoming mainstream. Younger people start saying T'as grave morflé instead. – jlliagre Nov 24 '17 at 13:22
  • My own private corpus of teenagers also uses grave alone as a positive answer, like "et comment !" or "à fond!". Ex: "C'était bien, ta soirée ? - Grave ! " – Greg Nov 24 '17 at 13:45
  • I think it would sound out of place if used by an elderly person. Otherwise it's fine, provided you keep it to an informal context. =) – Pwassonne Nov 24 '17 at 20:54

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