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    giorgia Guest

    Angry Meaining of a sentence

    Hi! I'm an Italian women that currently uses English for job and not only.
    I can't understand the meaning of this sentence
    "Now that's what I'm talking about!".
    Has a literal meaning or not?
    Thank you much in advance!
    Giorgia

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    Re: Meaining of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by giorgia
    Hi! I'm an Italian women that currently uses English for job and not only.
    I can't understand the meaning of this sentence
    "Now that's what I'm talking about!".
    Has a literal meaning or not?
    Thank you much in advance!
    Giorgia
    It has a figurative meaning, Giorgia. What's the context?

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    giorgia Guest

    Re: Meaining of a sentence

    Thank you much for your answer
    It is the title of many blogs....
    (for example: http://www.nexgenlibrarian.net/popcu...ing-about.html or http://tradermike.net/2005/03/now_th...ut_almost.html)
    I can't understand the context.
    giorgia

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    Re: Meaining of a sentence

    It is a general statement of enthusiastic enjoyment.

    You could say it after drinking a cold beer on a hot day, or after seeing an attractive person on the street, or listening to music you love.

    Its literal meaning must be something like, "That is my favorite!" I think it dates from the American Jazz Age (1930s-1940s). Of course it is unnecessary to have been actually talking about whatever it is you say you are talking about. Confusing enough?

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    giorgia Guest

    Smile Re: Meaining of a sentence

    No, it's ok. Your examples give the sense of this expression.

    Thank you!


    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner
    It is a general statement of enthusiastic enjoyment.

    You could say it after drinking a cold beer on a hot day, or after seeing an attractive person on the street, or listening to music you love.

    Its literal meaning must be something like, "That is my favorite!" I think it dates from the American Jazz Age (1930s-1940s). Of course it is unnecessary to have been actually talking about whatever it is you say you are talking about. Confusing enough?

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    Re: Meaining of a sentence

    You asked a common enough question. now, imagine I want to ask the same question as you, and haven't managed to ask it clearly before:

    Now, that's what I'm asking about.


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