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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  09/SET/2010 4:27 PM
Assunto:  One is UP and UP...
 
Mensagem:  No, I don't think it's odd.  Quite possibly it is from the UK or Australia.  I'm from the USA.  Both areas certainly use it from what I have read today.  Idioms are different from country to country.  I wonder of that website you cited is British.  From some of the spellings, some contributors are definitely using British English.  And others identified themselves as being from Australia.

I clearly give my nationality.  I do not claim to speak Indian English, Filipino English, British English, Australian English, Canadian English, etc.  I think it is great to learn how English is spoken in various countries.

Let me give a classic example of two idioms that have entirely different meanings.

Keep your pecker up.
Australia - Be brave, don't become depressed, don't give up, etc.
USA - Keep an erection.  (No, I am not kidding.)

Knock me up at seven.
UK - Awaken me at seven.
USA - Impregnate me at seven.  (No, I am not kidding.)


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
One is UP and UP...  –  PPAULO  08/SET/2010, 8:23 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  Dale-USA  08/SET/2010, 11:07 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  PPAULO  09/SET/2010, 5:19 AM
One is UP and UP...  –  Gus_RJ  09/SET/2010, 12:13 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  Dale-USA  09/SET/2010, 12:43 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  Dale-USA  09/SET/2010, 1:12 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  Gus_RJ  09/SET/2010, 4:09 PM
 One is UP and UP...  –  Dale-USA  09/SET/2010, 4:27 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  PPAULO  09/SET/2010, 6:26 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  PPAULO  09/SET/2010, 6:33 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  PPAULO  09/SET/2010, 6:35 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  Dale-USA  09/SET/2010, 6:37 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  PPAULO  09/SET/2010, 6:57 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  Dale-USA  09/SET/2010, 7:58 PM
One is UP and UP...  –  PPAULO  10/SET/2010, 1:11 AM
One is UP and UP...  –  Dale-USA  10/SET/2010, 4:28 AM
Gus  –  Dale-USA  10/SET/2010, 4:29 AM
To Dale.  –  Gus_RJ  10/SET/2010, 10:09 AM
To Dale.  –  Sidney  10/SET/2010, 3:26 PM
To Sydney.  –  Gus_RJ  10/SET/2010, 4:12 PM

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