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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  14/SET/2005 6:43 PM
Assunto:  Watered-down
 
Mensagem: 

When you mix water with milk, what happens?  It becomes weaker, right?  You have watered down the milk. 

 

Strong version:  I want you to marry me.  Without you, life means nothing.

Watered down version:  If you're not busy for the rest of your life, I know of a wedding we can attend in about three months.  What do you say?

 

Strong version:  An MBA from Harvard.

Watered down version:  A one week subscription to "Business Week".

 

 

to water down = to weaken, to make less demanding

watered down = weakened, less demanding,

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Watered-down  –  Uriel  14/SET/2005, 5:32 PM
 Watered-down  –  Dale/RS  14/SET/2005, 6:43 PM
Watered-down  –  CR  14/SET/2005, 7:33 PM
Watered-down  –  Dale/RS  15/SET/2005, 12:25 PM
Watered-down  –  Johannes  15/SET/2005, 12:45 PM
Watered-down  –  Uriel RS  15/SET/2005, 4:36 PM

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