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    samon

    Dear teachers,
    'samon ' a culturally-loaded word? For example, when people use the word 'samon' does it suggest 'hard-working' or 'self-sacrificing' etc?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: samon

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    'samon ' a culturally-loaded word? For example, when people use the word 'samon' does it suggest 'hard-working' or 'self-sacrificing' etc?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I don't know the word "samon". The closest I can come is "salmon" and that is a fish.

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    Re: samon

    I am I made a mistake. It should be salmon.
    Jiang
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    'samon ' a culturally-loaded word? For example, when people use the word 'samon' does it suggest 'hard-working' or 'self-sacrificing' etc?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I don't know the word "samon". The closest I can come is "salmon" and that is a fish.

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    Re: samon

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    I am I made a mistake. It should be salmon.
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    'samon ' a culturally-loaded word? For example, when people use the word 'samon' does it suggest 'hard-working' or 'self-sacrificing' etc?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I don't know the word "samon". The closest I can come is "salmon" and that is a fish.
    The word salmon is not loaded. There are some characteristics of salmon that can lead to analogies. They swim up stream and waterfalls to spawn (mate). That could lead to some interesting analogies.

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    I was asked for a salmon in a pub in London. The speaker was, in fact, asking for a cigarette- it's Cockney rhyming slang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I was asked for a salmon in a pub in London. The speaker was, in fact, asking for a cigarette- it's Cockney rhyming slang.
    I'd have given him a croquette.

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    It had me a bit flummoxed. It's 'salmon and trout' rhyming with 'snout' ( a prison word for tobacco), but I presume you'd worked that out.

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    Ah, that's cleared something up from the past for me. There was a song years back by The Shamen called Ebeneezer Goode, and the singer asked "Got any salmon? Sorted." It always had me utterly confused. ;)

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    Re: salmon

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

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    I am I made a mistake. It should be salmon.
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    'samon ' a culturally-loaded word? For example, when people use the word 'samon' does it suggest 'hard-working' or 'self-sacrificing' etc?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I don't know the word "samon". The closest I can come is "salmon" and that is a fish.
    The word salmon is not loaded. There are some characteristics of salmon that can lead to analogies. They swim up stream and waterfalls to spawn (mate). That could lead to some interesting analogies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    Ah, that's cleared something up from the past for me. There was a song years back by The Shamen called Ebeneezer Goode, and the singer asked "Got any salmon? Sorted." It always had me utterly confused. ;)
    Nothing to do with visual distortions caused by Mr Ebeneezer Goode.

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