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    Hi,
    Thank you very much for your reply. Now I know what it meant. However, there is another problem----I don't know how to bump.
    It's easy; just reply to a thread, and it will automatically go to the top! In fact, you'd had bumped this thread by writing your message here. :D

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    Are you Chinese, too?
    No, I am English. I live in China though. ;)

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    Why did you choose such a horrible picture to represent yourself?
    It's C.Montgomery Burns (also known as Mr Burns) from the Simpsons. I don't really know why I chose his picture. Maybe because he looks funny, and in some ways, so do I. ;)

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    Re: Vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Thank you very much for your explanation. I have just replied todl's explanation to show why I thought 'discuss' is correct. I hope he'll think we are right.

    Jiang
    It certainly fits the sense of definition #2:

    dis·cuss (dĭ-skŭs')
    tr.v., -cussed, -cuss·ing, -cuss·es.
    To speak with another or others about; talk over.
    To examine or consider (a subject) in speech or writing.

    :wink:

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    Thank you very much for your help. However, I guess my computer knowledge is too poor to know how to reply a threat. I can't find it. On the other hand why should I bump it?

    I think there is cultural differences between us. You think it is funny while I think it is frightening. It's very interesting.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Hi,
    Thank you very much for your reply. Now I know what it meant. However, there is another problem----I don't know how to bump.
    It's easy; just reply to a thread, and it will automatically go to the top! In fact, you'd had bumped this thread by writing your message here. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Are you Chinese, too?
    No, I am English. I live in China though. ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Why did you choose such a horrible picture to represent yourself?
    It's C.Montgomery Burns (also known as Mr Burns) from the Simpsons. I don't really know why I chose his picture. Maybe because he looks funny, and in some ways, so do I. ;)

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    Re: Vocabulary

    Thank you for your confirming the usage of the word. Now I see.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Thank you very much for your explanation. I have just replied todl's explanation to show why I thought 'discuss' is correct. I hope he'll think we are right.

    Jiang
    It certainly fits the sense of definition #2:

    dis·cuss (dĭ-skŭs')
    tr.v., -cussed, -cuss·ing, -cuss·es.
    To speak with another or others about; talk over.
    To examine or consider (a subject) in speech or writing.

    :wink:

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    Re: Vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Thank you for your confirming the usage of the word. Now I see.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Thank you very much for your explanation. I have just replied todl's explanation to show why I thought 'discuss' is correct. I hope he'll think we are right.

    Jiang
    It certainly fits the sense of definition #2:

    dis·cuss (dĭ-skŭs')
    tr.v., -cussed, -cuss·ing, -cuss·es.
    To speak with another or others about; talk over.
    To examine or consider (a subject) in speech or writing.

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    No problem. It may be that this use of "discuss" is more AE than BE. :wink:

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    I didn't say it was wrong, but said it wasn't as good as emphasised. Would co-operation need discussing or emphasising? Unless the speaker is going to bore us to death, I think emphasis is enough.

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    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I didn't say it was wrong, but said it wasn't as good as emphasised. Would co-operation need discussing or emphasising? Unless the speaker is going to bore us to death, I think emphasis is enough.

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