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Re: the person after me game

Postby Dormouse559 » 2017-11-21, 18:47

france-eesti wrote:(I just remember my mother pronouncing the "URSS" word (in French) in a funny way)
To bring this up again, I would say, "the word 'URSS'" rather than "the 'URSS' word". "The [letter] word" is a formula for euphemizing* swear words.

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Osias wrote:I have no idea what's the difference is.

The next human being isn't sure about being a female.
Using "female" as a noun for humans is rather common in certain registers, but it often sounds dehumanizing. I'd say, use an adjective, like I did in my correction, or go with "woman" and/or "girl".

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Osias wrote:The next human being isn't sure about being a female.

No, I'm absolutely sure I'm female. ... At least I wore a pink scarf today :lol:
This next bit is directed at Osias, but informed by tiuwiu's response. "Isn't sure about being a female" to me means "isn't sure that being female is a good idea". But tiuwiu's answer would make more sense if you'd said "isn't sure that they are female". What did you mean?

tiuwiu wrote:The person after me wants to sit down and read a good book.
Hmm, that would be nice.

The person after me has a potted plant they're struggling to keep alive.
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Re: the person after me game

Postby france-eesti » 2017-11-21, 19:48

Dormouse559 wrote:The person after me has a potted plant they're struggling to keep alive.

Yes, sadly, a saintpaulia...

The person after me can plait hair.
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Re: the person after me game

Postby linguoboy » 2017-11-21, 20:03

I'd be even happier reading one lying down, but my arms begin to ache.

The person after me has reservations about reservations.
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Re: the person after me game

Postby dEhiN » 2017-11-23, 5:50

linguoboy wrote:I'd be even happier reading one lying down, but my arms begin to ache.

Reading what? Was this an autocorrect error, or is there a meaning of plait hair I'm not aware of? :hmm:

And no, I'm totally fine with making reservations. In fact, I kinda like them because they make me feel important! :D

What does the person after me do when they order something at a restaurant - fast food, or otherwise - and they get it wrong?
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Re: the person after me game

Postby france-eesti » 2017-11-23, 12:45

Actually that sort of thing doesn't really happen to me as I rarely go to the restaurant and check at leaast 15 times what I order is actually what I understood I would eat :D

Has the person after me ever attended a hypnosis session?
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Re: the person after me game

Postby tiuwiu » 2017-11-26, 9:58

No, I've never been to a hypnosis session and I've never been hypnotized.


The person after me is a bad swimmer.

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Re: the person after me game

Postby france-eesti » 2017-11-27, 12:27

I'm actually quite a good swimer - I got top grades when I graduated and took swimming as a sport exam. Now I still swim every week to keep me healthy and muscly - and even won my father at a swimming race :) I love swimming!

The person after me can use a bow and arrows without scraping their left arm.
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Re: the person after me game

Postby linguoboy » 2017-11-27, 15:26

france-eesti wrote:and even won my father at a swimming race

This would mean your father was the prize that you went home with. When you triumph over someone else in a competition, you "beat" them.
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Re: the person after me game

Postby dEhiN » 2017-11-28, 20:37

france-eesti wrote:The person after me can use a bow and arrows without scraping their left arm.

It's more common to say "bow and arrow". It's seen as a single item in this case, when you say the two together. So even though we say "a bow and arrow", the implication isn't that there's only one arrow. There are times where the two are seen as separate items: I have my bow but only 6 arrows in my quiver.
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Re: the person after me game

Postby tiuwiu » 2017-11-29, 16:33

france-eesti wrote:The person after me can use a bow and arrows without scraping their left arm.



Well, being left-handed ... :whistle:
I remember doing archery in gym class when I was in school, so I learned how to shoot an arrow without scraping my right arm (but I never learned how to hit the target).

The person after me has a dangerous hobby.

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Re: the person after me game

Postby france-eesti » 2017-12-07, 19:16

Is playing the viola a dangerous hobby? :D

The person after me has been to Cornwall and will tell me if it'd be a nice place to spend a long week-end.
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Re: the person after me game

Postby Osias » 2017-12-07, 20:48

Wasn't Cornwall the place that in Portuguese they call "Cornoália"? Reading again that name now I realize the name should be "Muralha do Milho", not "Land of Betrayed Husbands". :hmm:

It must be a nice place if we eat all that corn all the weekend.

The person after me rather go to Isle of Man.
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Re: the person after me game

Postby linguoboy » 2017-12-07, 23:07

Osias wrote:Isn't Cornwall the place that in Portuguese they call "Cornoália"? Reading again that name again now I realize the name should be "Muralha do Milho", not "Land of Betrayed Husbands". :hmm:

It must be a nice place if we eat all that corn all the weekend.

The person after me would rather go to the Isle of Man.

Sure! I could use me some mens.

The person after me wonders what the Manx do with all the tails they cut off of their cats.
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