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    Cool a "go to" and "all things"

    Whats the meaning and translation into Spanish of "go to" and "all things" in the following sentence:

    Bob is Harrison's "go to" for "all things Japanese"

    May a "go to" be an "asssitant" or the like?
    Is "all things Japanese" for "all referring to Japan"?

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    Re: a "go to" and "all things"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Whats the meaning and translation into Spanish of "go to" and "all things" in the following sentence:

    Bob is Harrison's "go to" for "all things Japanese"

    May a "go to" be an "asssitant" or the like?
    Is "all things Japanese" for "all referring to Japan"?

    Thanks
    I can't translate into Spanish but "go to" in the above means that Bob is the person Harrison goes to when he wants anything Japanese. Yes, "all things Japanese" means everything pertaining to, or coming from, Japan.

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    Cool Re: a "go to" and "all things"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I can't translate into Spanish but "go to" in the above means that Bob is the person Harrison goes to when he wants anything Japanese. Yes, "all things Japanese" means everything pertaining to, or coming from, Japan.
    Very kind and helpful. Thank You.

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    Re: a "go to" and "all things"

    I've only met this sort of 'go to' as an adjective; I first met it in the context of cricket commentaries - 'Anderson is Strauss's "go to" bowler'. But despite that very English context I imagine it came from the southern hemisphere (SA? NZ? Aus?).

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    Re: a "go to" and "all things"

    In AmE it has become a noun, like go-fer, but the opposite hierarchical direction.

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    Re: a "go to" and "all things"

    I was following up my speculation about the expresseion 'go to', in the cricket world, came from the southern hemisphere, and put my 'go to bowler' example into a web translation engine. As Afrikaans (one of the substrates that shaped South African English) is a dialect of Dutch, I used the English/Dutch tranlator.

    The Dutch is Anderson is Strauss' s gaat naar bowlingspeler (not unlike my example - 'Anderson is Strauss' s go to bowler'). I don't know enough Dutch to say '"gat naar" means "go to"', but it seems possible.

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    PS Of course, this could just be a bad translation. It would take a Dutch speaker to say. Anyone...
    Last edited by BobK; 03-Oct-2009 at 15:52. Reason: PS Added

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