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    Smile UN for Taiwan

    U.N. for Taiwan



    Does the above phrase make sense to you? If not, how would you word it?
    It's a prevalent slogan in Formosa now whose aim is for Taiwan to go back to U.N. and become a regular member again.
    Last edited by angliholic; 17-Oct-2007 at 05:17.

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    Default Re: UN for Taiwan

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    U.N. for Taiwan



    Does the above phrase make sense to you? If not, how would you word it?
    It's a prevalent slogan in Formosa now whose aim is for Taiwan to go backt to U.N. and become a regular member again.

    Actually this is a very good question.

    The preposition "FOR" can be interpreted in different ways, so I wouldn't even know what it means if I didn't know the situation there.

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    Default Re: UN for Taiwan

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    U.N. for Taiwan



    Does the above phrase make sense to you? If not, how would you word it?
    It's a prevalent slogan in Formosa now whose aim is for Taiwan to go backt to U.N. and become a regular member again.

    It means 'U. N. membership for Taiwan' (Taiwan should become a member of the U. N.)

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    Default Re: UN for Taiwan

    Thanks, ian and 2006, for your reply.
    Does it imply other meanings besides the litteral value?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, ian and 2006, for your reply.
    Does it imply other meanings besides the litteral value?
    I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, ian and 2006, for your reply.
    Does it imply other meanings besides the literal value?
    Yes, it does, A. It reads like a headline, which could mean,

    UN in favor of Taiwan

    Probably some others too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Yes, it does, A. It reads like a headline, which could mean,

    UN in favor of Taiwan

    Probably some others too.
    Theoretically, without context, it could mean other things such as U. N. supports Taiwan. But with the context angliholic gave, it doesn't mean that and ?her question was "Does it imply other meanings....?" To me, it doesn't imply any other meanings.

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    Default Re: UN for Taiwan

    I didn't post this as a direct refutation of what you said, 2006, and I apologise if it seemed offensive. I could have worded it better to have avoided any such implication.

    Cheers,

    rk

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    I didn't post this as a direct refutation of what you said, 2006, and I apologise if it seemed offensive. I could have worded it better to have avoided any such implication.

    Cheers,

    rk
    No offense taken, it's just a language discussion and I was just supporting my initial answer to that question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Yes, it does, A. It reads like a headline, which could mean,

    UN in favor of Taiwan

    Probably some others too.
    Thanks, riverkid.
    I agree with you on that overtone.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Theoretically, without context, it could mean other things such as U. N. supports Taiwan. But with the context angliholic gave, it doesn't mean that and ?her question was "Does it imply other meanings....?" To me, it doesn't imply any other meanings.
    Thanks, 2006.
    I think the part I bolded in blue is the attached connotation our government wants to get across.
    By the way, I am he. Angliholic=English+holic(=fanatic)

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