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    Default Re: Hallo!! Please Help!!

    I see, and thank you for clarifying your meaning. The reason I asked, rolling eyes has a different meaning in English:
    Eye-rolling
    Rotating the eyes upward may have the following meanings.

    It may indicate condescension, contempt, boredom, or exasperation. The gesture is often for a rescue from boredom or frustration. It can be interpreted as the equivalent of saying, "I don't like this" or "I think this is really stupid" or "I simply can't believe this."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    I see, and thank you for clarifying your meaning. The reason I asked, rolling eyes has a different meaning in English:
    Eye-rolling
    Rotating the eyes upward may have the following meanings.

    It may indicate condescension, contempt, boredom, or exasperation. The gesture is often for a rescue from boredom or frustration. It can be interpreted as the equivalent of saying, "I don't like this" or "I think this is really stupid" or "I simply can't believe this."

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    Soup:

    I am sorry for inappropriate usage of the icon. I ain't/wasn't never mean that but just thinking and wondering.

    Thank you very much for the cultural connotation about eye-rolling. It is far more important for me than studying Shakespeare's poet. I probably offended many native speakers unwittingly previously in my posts. I won't use it from now on.

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    Default Re: Hallo!! Please Help!!

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    Soup:

    I am sorry for inappropriate usage of the icon. I ain't/wasn't never mean that but just thinking and wondering.

    Thank you very much for the cultural connotation about eye-rolling. It is far more important for me than studying Shakespeare's poet. I probably offended many native speakers unwittingly previously in my posts. I won't use it from now on.
    No worries. After all, this is a learning site.

    (I have a few to my name in China. I can't tell you how many times I have reached across the plate to take food from the other side, when it's polite to take food from the side of the plate facing you or have asked for rice and soup before the meal. Those are but two. And no one told me until now! <Haha, but embarrassed all the same.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    No worries. After all, this is a learning site.

    (I have a few to my name in China. I can't tell you how many times I have reached across the plate to take food from the other side, when it's polite to take food from the side of the plate facing you or have asked for rice and soup before the meal. Those are but two. And no one told me until now! <Haha, but embarrassed all the same.)
    Thank you for your understanding and sharing the story with me.

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    Default Re: Hallo!! Please Help!!

    soup:
    No one -NO one is more conscious of not doing homework for a threader.
    There is, 'have ago first', at written English assignments. Comprehending this difficult sonnet of Shakespeare is another matter.
    Part of doing homework is looking up information.

    What is so laughable, is that no one hesitates to give the meaning of an idiom up front. Nor do we ask for assurance that when asked about the lyrics of a song, this is not some assignment set by a 'with it' teacher...but come a very diffcult Shakespeare sonnet and it's, 'you tell us what it means first.'

    You amusing prig. Come off the superiority. You want to show your the alpha male, try a colosseum, not this forum.
    Last edited by David L.; 16-Aug-2008 at 22:53.

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    Default Re: Hallo!! Please Help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    ... your the alpha male, ... .
    Female, actually.

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    Default Re: Hallo!! Please Help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    You want to show you're the alpha male, try a colosseum, not this forum.
    She's teacher. Please understand that that's what we do here.


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    Default Re: Hallo!! Please Help!!

    I can see David's point there.
    However...the last paragraph I cannot agree on.

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    Default Re: Hallo!! Please Help!!

    Firstly, the first answer seems fair enough to me; asking what the person had managed to come up with is fine, even if they then come back with very little. I certainly don't think there is any call at all for chucking terms like 'prig' around. A difference of opinion does not have to lead straight to a personality clash. Please keep things more civil than this.

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    Default Re: Hallo!! Please Help!!

    I'm more used to this version of the last two lines:

    And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestow’st
    Thou mayst call thine, which thou from youth convert’st
    In Shakespeare's day, "to convert from" could have the meaning "to turn from", "to change from".

    Best wishes,

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