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    #1

    great

    I would like to know the meaning of 1,2,3
    1. the date, April 14, would mean nothing to her
    2. Great
    3. You don't know when my birthday is either

    One day my three-year-old daughter asked when her birthday was. Knowing that the date, April 14, would mean nothing to her, I said, "It's either just before or just after Easter."
    "Great," she said. "You don't know when my birthday is either."

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    #2

    Re: great

    1 The person thinks that a three-year-old won't understand the calendar.
    2 She's being sarcastic- she means the opposite.
    3 Someone else has not given her the date for her birthday and his before/after could suggest that he doesn't in fact know, especially if the three-year-old doesn't know that Easter changes date.

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    #3

    Re: great

    1 The person thinks that a three-year-old won't understand the calendar.
    2 She's being sarcastic- she means the opposite.
    3 Someone else has not given her the date for her birthday and his before/after could suggest that he doesn't in fact know, especially if the three-year-old doesn't know that Easter changes date.

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