Under a rock

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Under a rock

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:05 pm

My uncle's wife: Did your mom tell you that your uncle has been cheating on me for a few weeks?
Me: No, she didn't.
My uncle's wife: So did your mom tell you that your sister dropped out of college last month?
Me: No. It looks like I've been living under a rock lately.

Hi you guys! Do I use "It looks like I've been living under a rock lately" correctly in this situation? I use this sentence to mean "I don't have basic knowledge of popular current events or I'm not aware of things that most people know about".

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Re: Under a rock

Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:54 pm

Your surmise is correct.

To me, the 'living under a rock' description suggests not only being disconnected from common knowledge or prevailing culture, but (like the kinds of animals that sometimes live under rocks) being in a less fully evolved or developed condition.
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Re: Under a rock

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:51 pm

Erik : Thank you very much for your input.
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Re: Under a rock

Post by Wizard of Oz » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Steve I think that is one of the most inventive sentences you have ever constructed. You are really getting a handle on this english language thing. Well done mate.

WoZ crawling out from under his warm rock
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Re: Under a rock

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:37 am

Hi there! WoZ: Thank you so much for the compliment. I still have tons of things that I need to learn from you guys. Enjoy your weekend.
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