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Autor:  Thania
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  04/ABR/2007 11:32 AM
Assunto:  Play Uncle

Hey Dale! How are you?

I read this expression in an episode summary of "Grey's Anatomy". A doctor (Burke) and an intern (Cristina Yang) are dating and they had an argument after Cristina had revealed Burke's secret to the chief. Burke felt betrayed by Cristina and is avoiding her and she wants very much to know if he continues to have tremors in his hand. I copied the paragraph where the expression is mentioned: 

"Cristina and Burke continue to play Uncle until one of them gives in. Yang is obsessed with trying to find out if Burke has had any tremors, without actually having to talk to him, but her every attempt fails. She spends the whole shift trying to get others to ask him about his hand, and at one point even tries to withold his food in order to get him to talk. But everyone keeps telling her to just ask him herself. She says no."

I hope it helps you understand the context better.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Play Uncle  –  Thania  03/ABR/2007, 5:21 PM
Play Uncle  –  Dale/CR  03/ABR/2007, 9:17 PM
 Play Uncle  –  Thania  04/ABR/2007, 11:32 AM
Play Uncle  –  Dale/CR  04/ABR/2007, 1:01 PM
Play Uncle  –  Adriana Leal  04/ABR/2007, 8:24 PM
Play Uncle  –  Eddie the Inquisitive  05/ABR/2007, 11:05 AM
Play Uncle  –  Dale/CR  06/ABR/2007, 12:30 PM
Play Uncle  –  Thania  06/ABR/2007, 9:57 PM

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