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    Sundaramurthi is offline Newbie
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    Question Half-broken brick

    Dear Sir,

    I received a SMS from my friend containing this sentence " Don't get hold of a half-broken-brick now".

    Please tell me the meaning of the sentence.

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    S.Sundaramurthi

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    Default Re: Half-broken brick

    I've no idea.

    Why don't you ask your friend?

    Let us know what he/she meant.

    (Welcome to the board.)

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    Default Re: Half-broken brick

    I have no idea what this is supposed to mean, either.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Half-broken brick

    Could it mean get angry or something? Half bricks can be used as missiles.

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    Default Re: Half-broken brick

    It sounds an awful lot like `keep your shirt on.`

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    Default Re: Half-broken brick

    Also, we're not dealing with a half-brick, but a half-broken brick. A contradiction in logic, like one hand clapping, or a chocolate teapot. So it's likely an expression of pointless exasperation against which the listener is being warned.

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