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by Anny
Mon May 23, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: hunky-dory
Replies: 4
Views: 3223

hunky-dory

I know this is informal and means "pleasant because there is no problems" but since English is a foreign language for me, I don't feel this word. In what context will it sound appropriate? Could you give an example?
by Anny
Mon May 23, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: peaceable vs peaceful
Replies: 4
Views: 4265

peaceable vs peaceful

I'm doing an exercise where students are asked to find the appropriate froms of a given word, for example a noun is given and we are to form a verb, an adverb and an adjective, like that: poverty - impoverish - poorly - poor When the adverb peaceably was given my answers were noun - peace verb - pac...
by Anny
Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pattern of intelligence
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

pattern of intelligence

Gentlemen, thank you for your most helpful explanation and for further examples of the usage of "pattern", which I found in your caustic remarks about Blair :)
by Anny
Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pattern of intelligence
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

pattern of intelligence

It's common knowledge that the word pattern poses a major problem for translators and interpreters, as very often there is no adequate equivalent, so it's a good chance to test your creativity. I have to admit, the other day I lost this chance. A friend of mine asked me to translate a sentence for h...
by Anny
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: international rate strategist??
Replies: 2
Views: 1513

international rate strategist??

Erik, thanks a lot.
by Anny
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Just that
Replies: 4
Views: 2397

Just that

There is another sentence I can't make head or tail of:"Having grown up reading about her mother's high-profile love affairs Chiara Mastroianni has tried to keep her private life just that" Does "just that" imply that Chiara didn't want to expose her private life to paparazzi or just the opposite?
by Anny
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: international rate strategist??
Replies: 2
Views: 1513

international rate strategist??

Hello everybody!
I've come across a phrase which puzzled me - "John Lee, international rate strategist at Barclays Capital, said..." I can't guess what this guy's occupation is, what kind of strategy he works out. Could anybody here help me?