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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  17/MAI/2010 7:44 PM
Assunto:  whiny tattle-tale / please explain
 
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http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/tattle-tale
Synonyms or related words for this meaning of tattle-tale: informant, informer, mole, sneak,


http://onlineslangdictionary.com/definition+of/tattle+tale
tattle tale
a person who frequently reports misbehavior.
by WalterGR, Sacramento, CA, USA, Sep 21 2009 (Edit definition)

 


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tattle-tale
tattle-tale snitch narc bitch rat tattle nark tattled informant pussy
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One who reports the wrong-doings of others to an authority. A nark.
Man, Suzie is such a tattle-tale. She always tells the teacher when I cheat on an exam.
tattle tale nark snitch brown noser
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I'm not completely sure, but it seems like it might have come from an animal's tale giving them away. For example, a cat is hiding under the bed, but you find her because her tail is sticking out. Not sure if that is right, but it makes sense. Good question!

It might or might not be true, but at least is very creative an answer! hehe.


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Tattle Tale is an American musical group that existed between 1992 and 1995. Composed of Jen Wood and Madigan Shive, they were well-known in the Riot Grrrl ...
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  Without context, I don´t know wich Tattle Tale was whiny the band, or the mole.

  

  Whiny - If a horse whinnies, he neighs (= makes the sound horse makes).  Source:

   Longman Comtemporary...   However, it might have be used in other sense, perhaps

the nark that complain in a sad, annoying voice? or the band that sings in an shrill voice...hmm, can´t say without the rest of the story, tough. 

 

 

 

   Hope it helps.

 

 


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whiny tattle-tale / please explain  –  Tuca  17/MAI/2010, 6:23 PM
  whiny tattle-tale / please explain  –  PPAULO  17/MAI/2010, 7:44 PM
whiny tattle-tale / please explain  –  PPAULO  17/MAI/2010, 8:49 PM
whiny tattle-tale / please explain  –  What about  18/MAI/2010, 1:32 PM
whiny tattle-tale / please explain  –  Tuca  18/MAI/2010, 9:18 PM
whiny tattle-tale / please explain  –  PPAULO  18/MAI/2010, 10:03 PM
whiny tattle-tale / please explain  –  PPAULO  18/MAI/2010, 10:07 PM
whiny tattle-tale / please explain  –  Tuca  19/MAI/2010, 3:04 PM
whiny tattle-tale / please explain  –  PPAULO  19/MAI/2010, 7:46 PM

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