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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  11/AGO/2010 1:08 PM
Assunto:  not Hurting cats, it is herding cats
 
Mensagem:  I haven't heard the expression, Fran.  I like the image.  A similar expression that has a good image of disorder and confusion is "like a Chinese fire drill".

André, it's very common even for natives to misunderstand words in speeches and songs.People will swear, for example, that in a Clearwater Revival song the lyrics say "There's a bathroom on the right".  Actually, the words are "There's a bad moon on the rise."  Years ago I wrote down the words to many songs by Anita Baker.  When I saw the lyrics in print, I was shocked at the number of my mistakes.  In many cases, frankly, I preferred my "version" of her songs.  You'll find this on the Internet where listeners will post lyrics.  They cannot agree.  One person hears one thing, another hears something else. 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Hurting cats  –  André_rs  11/AGO/2010, 9:08 AM
not Hurting cats, it is herding cats  –  Fran  11/AGO/2010, 11:18 AM
 not Hurting cats, it is herding cats  –  Dale-USA  11/AGO/2010, 1:08 PM
not Hurting cats, it is herding cats  –  Fran  11/AGO/2010, 2:22 PM
not Hurting cats, it is herding cats  –  CRS  11/AGO/2010, 2:45 PM
not Hurting cats, it is herding cats  –  Dale-USA  11/AGO/2010, 3:40 PM
two cats in a bag  –  André_rs  12/AGO/2010, 8:54 AM

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