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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    They look like computer translations to me- they're full of mistakes and it's often hard to get the meaning. I'd guess it's supposed to be perish the thought.
    Yes, they definitely smack of GoogleTranslate or similar.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, they definitely smack of GoogleTranslate or similar.
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    Default Re: Shiver the notion

    On the other hand, this could be the start of an entirely new English expression. "Shiver the notion" rolls off the tongue very easily, and brings to mind some likely scenarios:

    "AAAAARRRRH, Jim Lad", said John Silver. "Them pirates will be after havin' our guts for garters afore two bells in the dog watch." He drew a large, rusty cutlass from his belt, and ran a finger lovingly along the pitted edge. "Shiver the notion that they lay a finger on 'ee while Long John still has one leg to stand on".....

    "For shame, Mr Darcy! Shiver the notion that I could possibly entertain the slightest affection for you" cried Elizabeth, as she fled from the gazebo, contriving to drop her kerchief in the process...
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    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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