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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  04/ABR/2007 1:01 PM
Assunto:  Play Uncle

Hi, Thania!


So, the word "Uncle" was capitalized?  If so, this would mean that "Uncle" is a person, a character in the series.  In that case, "to play Uncle" could mean "to deceive, manipulate, etc."


Don't play me like a fool. = Don't lie to me, cheat me, fool me, deceive me, etc.


Does that make sense?


--  Dale


PS:  By the way, as kids we used to wrestle with our friends, often telling them "Say uncle!"  If they replied, "Uncle", we let them go.  So, in the expression "to say uncle", sometimes people literally say it!



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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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