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    Dear teachers,

    Do these 2 expressions have the same meaning?

    blank look = vacant stare ?

    Thanks,
    Hela

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    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear teachers,

    Do these 2 expressions have the same meaning?

    blank look = vacant stare ?

    Thanks,
    Hela
    blank stare
    blank look
    vacant look
    vacant stare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    blank stare
    blank look
    vacant look
    vacant stare
    The lights are on but nobody's home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marylin
    The lights are on but nobody's home...
    Oh, I better call Shaw Cable, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Oh, I better call Shaw Cable, then.
    Well, it's more like Hydro "Power Smart" you should be calling.

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    blank look/stare can be used either when the person is thinking of nothing OR when they are completely confused (most likely didn't understand the question)
    "When Bill asked Sally how to do a loop in a batch file, she just gave him a blank look."

    vacant look/stare is ONLY used when the person is thinking of nothing (daydreaming, mental vegetable, etc)
    Last edited by AintFoolin; 22-Dec-2004 at 08:24.

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    Thanks Aintfoolin,

    That's nice of you to help.

    Merry Christmas to you all,
    Hela

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    Dear Hela
    Both have the same meaning ( a look that shows no feeling of understanding or interest) , only that " vacant stare" is used in written English.

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