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Autor:  Márcio Osório
E-mail:  rec165701@yahoo.com.br
Data:  28/ABR/2005 12:37 AM
Assunto:  Re: to lean on x lean against
 
Mensagem:  Ricardo, now that you have learned to use the verb _lean_, you might not find "wall-leaning" a concept too hard to grasp. wall-leaning _n_ habitual leaning on walls usu. abroad; the action of one who leans on walls. [Coined by me. WTH, you can try your hand at coining some some of the time!] Ex.: Oh boy, all that wall-leaning did me in. I think I'll do me some car-leaning for a change. [Severe warning: NSSE-coined.] Some people (with too much time in their hands) enjoy doing it. As a NNSE, I do not know whether we might consider those who habitually lean on walls as "wall-leaners." Some people may do a bit of car-leaning first preparatory to, or in anticipation of, girl watching. Girl watching = "The pastime of observing the female form, as from a vantagem point on a city street, beach, or the like, often without intent of personal involvement." --A Dictionary of Contemporary and Colloquial Usage by Roy H. Copperud. Can you imagine a country full of girl watchers doing a bit of car-and-wall leaning? :) Por favor, corrijam-me os erros. NSSE = Non-native speaker of English. Obrigado.


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to lean on x lean against  –  Ricky  27/ABR/2005, 4:28 PM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Tom  27/ABR/2005, 4:44 PM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Ricky  27/ABR/2005, 4:57 PM
 Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 12:37 AM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Ana M  28/ABR/2005, 4:22 AM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 10:13 AM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Ana M  28/ABR/2005, 10:35 AM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 2:58 PM
Re: on my hands...  –  CR  28/ABR/2005, 11:44 AM
Re: on my hands...  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 3:19 PM
Re: to MARCIO_to lean on x lean against  –  Ricky  28/ABR/2005, 9:13 AM
Re: to MARCIO_to lean on x lean against  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 11:33 AM
Re: to MARCIO_to lean on x lean against  –  Ana M  28/ABR/2005, 2:45 PM
Re: to MARCIO_to lean on x lean against  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 3:47 PM
now what the heck?  –  Johannes  27/ABR/2005, 5:59 PM

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