LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||09/SET/2010 6:26 PM|
|Assunto:||One is UP and UP...|
Hi guys, thanks for the discussion, it was very interesting and pushed me to
study the idiom further (I didn´t think it was in any dictionary and in my "in print" ones there wasn´t the expression.
So, Dale has a point, in America it is "honest/legit/not crooked/not a cheat" even in bona fide, I would say.
In Australia, looks like it´s the other way, tough the first sense can be used. The British seems like only one meaning is that of making progress/increasing
It was difficult, at first, to find anything about it; so I must thank Dale for the insight on the Ame. English (it was in that sense the newspaper [American I must say] collum meant.
Also, thank you Gus, for finding a new meaning to the idiom, the Australian/British one...I also have seen this in a discussion wich I am divulging an excerpt. Maybe other learners would like to know.
And guys, my goal wasn´t to present a polemic matter, indeed I was in haste and had not found anything about it in the Web at the time.
I am writting this, because somebody in passing could think I had the answer before the posting, I had not.
Again, thank you guys; I always learn much in the EMB.
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"Another datapoint: I've always used it in the "improving" sense. Didn't know it had another meaning.
Posted by: language hat at November 15, 2003 09:43 AM
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