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Autor:  (to) yawn(ing)
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  02/DEZ/2009 7:31 PM
Assunto:  Entrei de gaiato
 
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I think what you’ve got here is an example of people trying to give helpful suggestions in response to a request.

 

How boring to hear restated the bleeding obvious:

 

{That there is no exact equivalence between idiomatic expressions in various languages},

 

Especially when posters (i.e. people trying to give helpful suggestions) are aware of that & don’t appear to have claimed anything more when providing ‘related/helpful’ expressions and terms.

 

The phrase offered earlier was ‘carrying the can’ (a standard expression /idiom for taking the blame which appears in numerous dictionaries) not ‘holding’ the can as erroneously suggested.

 

We have all heard” it all before though: a particular poster’s knowledge (or lack thereof) presented as a template for defining the entire language.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Entrei de gaiato  –  Visitante  01/DEZ/2009, 6:26 PM
Entrei de gaiato  –  dale-cr  01/DEZ/2009, 8:57 PM
Entrei de gaiato  –  Fran  01/DEZ/2009, 9:19 PM
Entrei de gaiato  –  PPAULO  01/DEZ/2009, 10:42 PM
Entrei de gaiato  –  Relato  01/DEZ/2009, 10:05 PM
Entrei de gaiato  –  Fran  01/DEZ/2009, 10:40 PM
Entrei de gaiato  –  Visitante  02/DEZ/2009, 12:51 AM
Entrei de gaiato  –  Pico Diffo  02/DEZ/2009, 1:48 AM
Entrei de gaiato  –  dale´cr  02/DEZ/2009, 10:52 AM
Entrei de gaiato  –  dale-cr  02/DEZ/2009, 7:17 PM
 Entrei de gaiato  –  (to) yawn(ing)  02/DEZ/2009, 7:31 PM
Entrei de gaiato  –  dale-cr  03/DEZ/2009, 12:21 AM
Entrei de gaiato  –  Visitante  03/DEZ/2009, 11:18 AM
Entrei de gaiato  –  PPAULO  03/DEZ/2009, 9:37 PM
Entrei de gaiato-to yawn(ing).  –  PPAULO  03/DEZ/2009, 9:54 PM
Entrei de gaiato-to yawn(ing).  –  Thor Jones & Co  04/DEZ/2009, 2:17 AM
Entrei de gaiato-to yawn(ing).  –  PPAULO  04/DEZ/2009, 1:12 PM

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