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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  26/FEV/2007 3:18 PM
Assunto:  rattle a tat / edge of ...

Your problem, Tiago, is that you speak English too well.  Seriously, I think the problem is with the lyrics, not with your English.


"We got this and that with a rattle a tat" - My guess is that "rattle a tat" is something invented by Johnson.  If it's Aussie slang, why doesn't Google give many examples of its use?  However, it does bear a similarity with "rat-a-tat-tat", the sound of a machine gun.  Could he mean "We got this and that by force"?  Could be...


Cause what is important to you is not important to me - O que te importa nao e important pra mim.  You understand this.


Way down by the edge of your reasons - I have some guesses, but his meaning is not clear to me.


Tiago, I hope you are not accepting these lyrics (and others) as outstanding examples of how to express oneself in English.  They are not.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
rattle a tat / edge of ...  –  Thiago  26/FEV/2007, 10:50 AM
 rattle a tat / edge of ...  –  Dale/CR  26/FEV/2007, 3:18 PM

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