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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    And then I’ll be good and not open my head again….

    .. he hardly opened his head for the whole twenty-one miles.

    open one’s head = twaddle, chatter, jabber

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

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    Open one's head sounds very wrong. I'd suggest that the phrase that would mean chatter would be open one's mouth.


    Where did you find "open one's head"? Can you give us some idea of the context or the source?

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    Hi Tullia,

    Certainly you will feel ashamed of your inconsiderate judgment, if you really make efforts to turn over the pages of Lewis’ “The Trall of the Hawk” For all I know he is yor fellow-countryman, isn’t he?
    If you are very busy man, you may to cast a glance in OED.

    All the same thank you for your refining suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Tullia,

    Certainly you will feel ashamed of your inconsiderate judgment, if you really make efforts to turn over the pages of Lewis’ “The Trall of the Hawk” For all I know he is yor fellow-countryman, isn’t he?
    If you are very busy man, you may to cast a glance in OED.

    All the same thank you for your refining suggestion.

    V.



    He was American, and died about sixty years ago. I would suggest that his use of language shouldn't be considered a standard for modern British English, which is why I raised eyebrows at the wording and queried the source, so that I could comment on it more accurately for you.

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    Hi Tullia,

    Excuse my laicality, but do you really think that there are poles between England and New England.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Tullia,

    Excuse my laicality, but do you really think that there are poles between England and New England.?

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    Gosh yes, they are very different indeed

    New England may be called England but it is very certainly American.
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