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    Re: Married or otherwise?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea

    In short, the writer is suggesting that a person (i.e. Johnson) who drinks, gambles, and dates married women lacks morals).
    At any rate, he is suggesting that that is part of a rock and roll lifestyle.

    :wink:
    Maybe that's where the term "get your rocks off" came from. :wink:

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    Re: Married or otherwise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    In this sentence:

    Johnson lived a rock-and-roll lifestyle and was no stranger to liquor, gambling and women - married or otherwise.

    Does "married or otherwise" refer to "women" or Johnson?
    I agree with Mike's response. If 'married and otherwise' were modifying 'Johnson', then it would be in closer proximity to that noun.

    Johnson lives a rock-and-roll lifestyle and was no stranger--married or otherwise--to liquor, gambling and women.

    The writer place 'married or otherwise' directly after 'women' in order to modify 'women' with extra information. In other words,

    Johnson was no stranger to married women.

    In short, the writer is suggesting that a person (i.e. Johnson) who drinks, gambles, and dates married women lacks morals).
    Excellent answer! 8)

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    Gomasuri

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    Re: Married or otherwise?

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    Hi Cas,

    What is ' Gomasuri'?

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    Re: Married or otherwise?

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    Hi Cas,

    What is ' Gomasuri'?
    It's an honorific term used by Japanese speakers. It means, grind rice into flour. :wink:

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    Re: Married or otherwise?

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    Hi Cas,

    What is ' Gomasuri'?
    It's an honorific term used by Japanese speakers. It means, grind rice into flour. :wink:
    Oh, I get it. What a nice saying! 8)

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    Re: Married or otherwise?

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    Gomasuri
    Hi Cas,

    What is ' Gomasuri'?
    It's an honorific term used by Japanese speakers. It means, grind rice into flour. :wink:
    Oh, I get it. What a nice saying! 8)

    I don't get it. Don't leave me in a lurch. ( Is it a correct usage?)

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    Re: Married or otherwise?

    'Don't leave me in a lurch' is a correct usage.

    'grind rice into flour' is a direct translation by Cas, and I find it quite funny.

    Hope I don't let you down. :wink:

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    Re: Married or otherwise?

    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    'Don't leave me in a lurch' is a correct usage.

    'grind rice into flour' is a direct translation by Cas, and I find it quite funny.

    Hope I don't let you down. :wink:

    Not at all. Henry, thank you very much indeed.

    I know the literal meaning of "grind rice into flour". I was wondering if it would probably has metaphorical reference which might be considered as "Thanks" or something, written as a reply to Mike's previous post "Excellent answer!". Now,I got you. It's merely a direct literal translation.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Married or otherwise?

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