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    cad about town... i did not come to terms with it, would you please help me... thx anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuca View Post
    cad about town... i did not come to terms with it, would you please help me... thx anyway!
    A cad is a man who is sexually aggressive and not a nice person. So a cad about town is a sleazy playboy who is well known in the social circles of the town/city/area. The opposite is A man about town. He is similar except he is desired by most women. He is handsome, fun to be with, a good guy and sexually desirable.

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    And if there was a typo, it could be the verb 'gad about town' - http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...gad+about.html

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    thank you all for the help.... I really appreciated it ...

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    Sorry, sometimes "a" junior member is better than "a" moderator. Naamplao, I agree with you. In this case "cad" is "a" noun and no "a" phrasal verb "gad about". It is most likely that the honorable BobK is a presumptive heir of Gad (a son of Zipah) - a convincing reason to try to persuade us that there was a typo.

    Cad about town Peter Cook, who’s been seen in the company of a prominent realtor close to his own age at major events, is up to his old tricks chasing much younger women on the club scene till the wee hours. I guess its true, leopards can’t change their spots.

    I will take courage to convey an opinion.

    No one, even "a" moderator have a right to change the meaning of a written sentence. To correct - yes. But to change, and by them wrong - no. A student could make a mistake, he can make a lot mistakes. But a teacher - shouldn't.

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    Snarky remarks not withstanding, it is a pun on the noun phrase gad about, which every literate native English speaker knows is someone who flits from one activity to another in a self-pleasing manner. gad about - Definitions from Dictionary.com Obviously, a cad about is a gad about whose activity of choice is seducing women.

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    You could see this in the same Dictionary.

    cad /kæd/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kad] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun 1.an ill-bred man, esp. one who behaves in a dishonorable or irresponsible way toward women.

    gad1 /gæd/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gad] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation verb, gad·ded, gad·ding, noun –verb (used without object) 1.to move restlessly or aimlessly from one place to another: to gad about.

    There is a distinction difference, don't you see?

    To my great regret I'm not a literate native English speaker. But I try to be an attentive and thoughtful reader.
    Last edited by vil; 26-Sep-2007 at 07:58.

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