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by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Don't f*** with me
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Don't f*** with me

- This is a short conversation I got from a movie:

A: Who sent you to kill me?
B: (Keeps silent and stares at A)
A: Don't fuck with me.

- Are there other polite and common ways to say instead of "Don't fuck with me" in this context?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: rat in the nest
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: rat in the nest

Ken Greenwald wrote:aaa
Steve, Google “RAT IN THE NEST” IDIOMS and the first hit will define your phrase.
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Ken – June 19, 2012

Dear Ken Greenwald,

- Thanks for your suggestion. I googled it and the fourth hit defined the phrase :) Have a nice day!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: rat in the nest
Replies: 4
Views: 591

rat in the nest

- This is what I can remember from a movie. I can't remember much. Sorry if I don't give enough information: Soldier: (points to the screen of a small device and says) Something's wrong. The rebels are very near here. Lieutenant: I guess we got a rat in the nest. Soldier: Probably. - Does "we got a ...
by Stevenloan
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Want some
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Want some

- Man A picks a quarrel with Man B. Man B gets angry and says "You want some?". I googled its meaning but couldn't find many results. Here's one result I found http://www.definition-of.net/you+want+some . This definition still confuses me so I really want to know if it means "You want to fight me?" ...
by Stevenloan
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Take away
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Take away

- You guys. Thanks very much for your posts. Erik! You wrote " 'Take out' is also common usage in the US.". Is it better if we add an article before "common usage"? Should it be "a common usage" or "the common usage"?

Thanks a lot in advance,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Take away
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Take away

- I got this short conversation in a movie. This conversation happens at a fast food restaurant: Customer: Two pepsis and four cheese hamburgers, please. Waitress: For here or to go? - Could I say "to eat here or take away" instead of "for here or to go" in this situation? Thanks a lot, StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Glorious
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Glorious

A: Did you enjoy the food at the restaurant last night?
B: Yes. It was sublime.

- Can I say "noble", "magnificent" or "glorious" instead of "sublime" in this case?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Pass

- Erik! Thanks for your correction. Good catch! It was a typo anyway.

- WoZ! You're so funny. Thanks for your magnificent explanation.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Why is that?
Replies: 23
Views: 1164

Re: Why is that?

Bobinwales wrote:As Erik says all are perfectly valid except that it is usually Americans that have 'vacations' in the UK, we Brits have 'holidays'.
- Bobin, thanks for your reminder about this.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Pass

1. A: Some friends of mine and I are going to the movies tonight. Do you want to join us? B: No, thanks. I'll pass. 2. A: Katie is so hot. Do you want to flirt with me. B: No. She's not my type so I'll pass. - Do I use correctly the phrase "I'll pass" to mean "I'm not interested at all" in these two...
by Stevenloan
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Why is that?
Replies: 23
Views: 1164

Why is that?

A: I think the most beautiful vacation spot in the UK is The Lake District in the North West county of Cumbria. B: What makes you think so ? - Can I use the following questions instead of asking "What makes you think so?" in this context? 1. What makes you think that ? 2. How so? 3. Why? 4. How come...
by Stevenloan
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Zip
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Zip

- I just can remember a short context from a movie. Students in a class talk too much, the teacher gets angry and says "keep it zip". I googled and found the phrase "zip it" means "quiet" but I didn't find "keep it zip". Does "keep it zip" have the same meaning as "zip it"? If so which one is more c...
by Stevenloan
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Settle down
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Settle down

A teases B , B gets angry and hits A. C stops them and tells B “settle down”

- Can I use the following phrases instead of "settle down" in this case?

1. Calm down
2. Easy easy
3. Keep your cool
4. Stay calm
5. Remain calm

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Nonsense
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Nonsense

StevenLoan I do worry for you on a visit to England. I am imagining you visiting a London pub, waiting for your change and thinking of that useful phrase "Cut the crap, douchebag, where's my money" and waking up in hospital. Dear Tony H, - Thanks so much for your concern. Of course I know "cut the ...
by Stevenloan
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Nonsense
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Nonsense

- I found this short conversation at : urbandictionary.com "Where's my money, Marv?" "Yo, hey, I've been meaning to call you, something came up, and I, uh..." "Cut the crap, douchebag, where's my money?!?" - Are "cut the crap", "cut the shit" , "stop bullshitting" and "stop talking nonsense" interch...