LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||01/SET/2005 2:09 PM|
|Assunto:||Work the straw|
I just put on my magic turban, the one that Johannes loaned me, and using the magical powers it possesses I figured out that you are reading something about horses and stables or maybe landscaping. Right?
It would help to see the whole sentence and know in what context you are working the straw.
If the turban is right then the sentence has to do with an order or instruction. One person is telling another person either 1) what to do, or 2) what the speaker plans to do.
The action I see is a person with a pitchfork spreading straw around a stable or a newly seeded lawn.
O sujeito vai usar um forcado para arremessar palha num lugar não definido na sua frase. Make sense?
Of course, the turban could be wrong. Maybe the person is making baskets or something out of straw. In that case "working the straw" might mean to prepare it and weave it into something. Remember, magical turbans don't work well when they have been subjected to too many hurricanes.
No, Márcio, I can't loan you the magic turban. Sorry, Tom
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