Results 1 to 10 of 12

Threaded View

  1. #1
    charliedeut's Avatar
    charliedeut is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,114
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Shmolitics; Shmethics, etc.

    Hi,

    Thanks to someone around the Forum, I discovered the Non Sequitur comic strip. Different characters use expressions like "Politics-shmolitics" or "Ethics-shmethics" with a derisive/humorous demeanor (usually accompnying it with a wave of the hand, as if to get rid of the first term of the couple). And after that, they usually say or do something which is the complete opposite of the term.

    My question is: would such terms ("shmolitics", "shmethics") be understood if mentioned in everyday life, or are they just typical of, and confined to, this comic strip in particular?

    Thank you.

    cahrliedeut
    Last edited by charliedeut; 05-Oct-2012 at 15:22.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk