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    Talking an announcement and a little proposal

    I appreciate everyone's help, but I come to here,trying to learn only American-English, British-English and Canadian-English.Again I thank everyone's help and understating.

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    A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice. ~ James Callaghan


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    Come on, own up!
    We've all witnessed it.
    There's been the odd subversive occasion of sneaking in some Aussie English!
    No wonder the poor bloke got the wind up and left.

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    Re: an announcement and a little proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Come on, own up!
    We've all witnessed it.
    There's been the odd subversive occasion of sneaking in some Aussie English!
    No wonder the poor bloke got the wind up and left.


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    Talking Re: an announcement and a little proposal

    Hi! David:
    Could you please explain what these tow sentences mean?
    " There's been the odd subversive occasion of sneaking in some Aussie English!
    No wonder the poor bloke got the wind up and left"


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    Hello!Soup:
    Could you please explain more about the meaning of the sentence:
    "A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice" Thanks.

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    Re: an announcement and a little proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by eelt View Post
    Hi! David:
    Could you please explain what these tow sentences mean?
    " There's been the odd subversive occasion of sneaking in some Aussie English!
    No wonder the poor bloke got the wind up and left"
    You probably forgot to mention Australian-English. David just made a crack.
    American-English, British-English and Canadian-English
    get the wind up= make someone feel anxious about their situation

    Aussie = Australian

    PS. I am not a teacher.
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 04-Jun-2008 at 07:29. Reason: Adding PS

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    #8

    Re: an announcement and a little proposal

    David composed a scenario:

    There's been the odd subversive occasion of sneaking in some Aussie English!
    An Australian bad guy secretly came into our forum in an attempt to do bad things. But he was caught by David. So David said, "Come on, own up! We've all witnessed it." The Australian was very frightened and had to leave.

    So David just jokingly made an excuse for why you don't mention about Australian English. Australia is an English-speaking country too. Its English is slightly different from other English-speaking countries.

    "Bloke" means guy. It is British English.

    PS. I am not a teacher.
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 04-Jun-2008 at 08:49. Reason: Adding minor clerical error


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    Thanks for the info. Thedaffodil!

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