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    jasonlulu_2000 is offline Senior Member
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    Default chop my name without hearing about it

    A woman called Janice Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele has won a battle to have her full name put on her driving licence.
    Her name is so long - containing 35 letters and 19 syllables - that it would not fit on the documentation!
    But Janice says her problem has now been solved.
    Hawaii government computer systems are to be upgraded by the end of the year, allowing her to have her full name on her driving licence and ID card.
    Janice told BBC World: "No-one ever gets away with chopping my name without hearing about it."

    What does the underlined sentence mean?

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    Jason

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    Default Re: chop my name without hearing about it

    'I always protest when anybody shortens my name.'

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    Default Re: chop my name without hearing about it

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'I always protest when anybody shortens my name.'

    So "hear about" here means "hear about my protest", doesn't it?

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    Default Re: chop my name without hearing about it

    Yes.

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    Default Re: chop my name without hearing about it

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    So "hear about" here means "hear about my protest", doesn't it?

    Thanks!

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    When someone has been offended or hurt in some way, "They'll hear about it" is a way of saying that someone will complain about it or that there will be consequences.

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