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    Default I need help on these shakespearean quotes what do they mean?

    1.Bombed
    2.Here's looking at you
    3.Dead Ringer
    4.Chewing the Fat
    5.Dirt Poor
    6.Wake
    7.Trench Mouth

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    Default Re: I need help on these shakespearean quotes what do they m

    1.Bombed- was a comercial or critical disaster
    2.Here's looking at you- A way of wishing someone well
    3.Dead Ringer- a lookalike
    4.Chewing the Fat- chatting
    5.Dirt Poor- very poor
    6.Wake- a party held after someone has died
    7.Trench Mouth- I'm not sure, but would guess it's the yucky breath one wakes up with.


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    My first reaction to bombed is that it means drunk, but it can be used as Tdol said. It depends on context.

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    I just saw the title- in Shakespeare, would it have the same meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I just saw the title- in Shakespeare, would it have the same meaning?
    I don't know how long bombed has been used in either context. It's possible that neither one was used in Shakespeare's day. Absent context, I can't be sure. (I'm no Shakespeare expert.)

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    I've seen them both grow in my lifetime, but I have no idea if they have historical roots.

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    lol you go to trinity too...

    lol go to my post...shakpear sayings i need definitions...and u will get all the answers u need. :P lolol

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    Please don't use chatspeak. :(

    What does "you go to trinity too" mean?


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