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    hairdo don't

    Dear all,

    In a show, there is a part about pulling hairs. comic shows. Each shot has a title. What can "Hairdo-don't" mean?

    It seemed like a famous expression when I googled it.

    Not important to be literal, but just give me some possib;e suggestion.

    Thanks.

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    Re: hairdo don't

    Can it mean "Don't mess my hairdo"??

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    Re: hairdo don't

    I'd like you tell us the complete sentence.

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    Re: hairdo don't

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    I'd like you tell us the complete sentence.
    That is the problem. It's just a title for a part where a sister pulls the hair of her brother to play with his toy.

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    Re: hairdo don't

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    That is the problem. It's just a title for a part where a sister pulls the hair of her brother to play with his toy.

    Thanks.
    Did she say,'Hairdo', and he said,'don't!' ;maybe?

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    Re: hairdo don't

    Fashion magazines have things you should do to look fashionable (the "do"s) and things you should not do if you want to look fashionable (the "don't"s). [It's another topic how to punctuate do's/do or don't's/don'ts.]

    A hairdo don't means don't do this to look fashionable. Given the context, it's meant to be a joke.
    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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    Re: hairdo don't

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Fashion magazines have things you should do to look fashionable (the "do"s) and things you should not do if you want to look fashionable (the "don't"s). [It's another topic how to punctuate do's/do or don't's/don'ts.]

    A hairdo don't means don't do this to look fashionable. Given the context, it's meant to be a joke.
    Well I undesrtand it's a joke. But i'm supposed to translate that joke. Since it's not very translationable. I should get somthing similar to the eaning. What do you think of my suggestion above?? Thanks.

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    Re: hairdo don't

    A better translation would be "This won't be a good look for you -- or anyone!"

    Your "don't mess with my hairdo" is not a good translation for hairdo don't.
    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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