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    mary-kate

    Dear teachers,

    I was watching a film when I heard something like "mary-kate". The context is:
    Two girls were choosing clothes. When a girl was trying on one the other girl said "It's too Mary-kate". Could you please explain to me what it means?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


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    Re: mary-kate

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I was watching a film when I heard something like "mary-kate". The context is:
    Two girls were choosing clothes. When a girl was trying on one the other girl said "It's too Mary-kate". Could you please explain to me what it means?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I suspect it means that it's too much like the style of the Olson/Olsen [??] twins, Mary and Kate, Jiang. Google them and you'll get lots of hits.

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    Re: mary-kate

    Hi,

    Thank you very much for your help. I shall google them.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    I suspect it means that it's too much like the style of the Olson/Olsen [??] twins, Mary and Kate, Jiang. Google them and you'll get lots of hits.

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    Re: mary-kate

    Hi,
    I have googled them. I guess the term "like mary-kate" has a negative meaning. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Hi,

    Thank you very much for your help. I shall google them.

    Jiang

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    Re: mary-kate

    It depends upon when the film was made. A few years ago, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen had their own fashion line and it featured very preppy-style clothes. Recently, though, Mary Kate has been battling anorexia nervosa and has been dressing like a frumpy bag lady.

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    Re: mary-kate

    Dear Quisch,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.
    I don't know when the film was made but since the girl didn't buy the cloth it must be like a frumpy bag lady.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    It depends upon when the film was made. A few years ago, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen had their own fashion line and it featured very preppy-style clothes. Recently, though, Mary Kate has been battling anorexia nervosa and has been dressing like a frumpy bag lady.

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