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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  02/ABR/2006 7:17 PM
Assunto:  Pedro/Stuff
 
Mensagem: 

Pedro, I'm terribly sorry.  I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote that post. 

 

What I was thinking of was this:  people often confuse "buck" with "money".  "Buck" means "dollar", not "money" (see the exception below).  You certainly can say "Give me a buck" or "I have ten bucks."  What you can't say is "Give me some bucks (money)" or "I don't have enough buck (money) to buy the sweater."

 

My apologies.

 

Are you familiar with "big bucks"?  It means lots of money.  For example, "I bet you paid big bucks for your new car."  ("I bet you paid a lot of money [lots of money] for your new car."  )

Or "The new TV cost me some big bucks."  ("The new TV cost me a lot of money [lots of money]." Note the use of "some".  It's often heard with "big bucks".

 

Oddly enough, "the big bucks" has yet another meaning:  high wages. high salary.

"That's why I'm paid the big bucks."  (That's why I am paid a high salary.)

"When he gets out of medical school, he'll start making the big bucks."  "When he gets out of medical school, he'll start earning high/big wages."

 

Thank you again for pointing out my error.  I need to be more careful when I post things.  --  Dale

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Stuff  –  Pedro  02/ABR/2006, 5:21 PM
Stuff  –  Dale/RS  02/ABR/2006, 5:27 PM
Stuff  –  Pedro  02/ABR/2006, 5:38 PM
 Pedro/Stuff  –  Dale/RS  02/ABR/2006, 7:17 PM
Stuff/plural (?)  –  Elaine  02/ABR/2006, 9:07 PM
Stuff/plural (?)  –  Dale/RS  02/ABR/2006, 9:43 PM
Pedro/Stuff  –  Pedro  03/ABR/2006, 12:18 AM
Pedro/Stuff  –  Dale/RS  03/ABR/2006, 3:56 AM
Pedro/Stuff  –  PEdro  03/ABR/2006, 1:45 PM
Pedro/Stuff  –  Pedro  03/ABR/2006, 1:46 PM
Pedro/Stuff  –  Deivis  03/ABR/2006, 3:55 PM
Pedro/Stuff  –  Dale/RS  03/ABR/2006, 4:36 PM
error Pedro/Stuff  –  Dale/RS  03/ABR/2006, 4:56 PM

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