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    What does this sentence mean?

    "The law uses the term 'infertility', and it's the law I have to work my way around even if it hasn't caught up with the real world."

    Can anyone help me out with this sentence? I just don't know what it means.

    Many thanks.


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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by iemmahu View Post
    "The law uses the term 'infertility', and it's the law I have to work my way around even if it hasn't caught up with the real world."

    Can anyone help me out with this sentence? I just don't know what it means.

    Many thanks.
    The person is saying that he's stuck with it.

    The law isn't modern enough to have definitions that make sense in the real world of today.

    For example, it uses the term "infertility," even though that is an out-of-date concept now.

    But there it is, and he's stuck with it. He'll have to try to get around it somehow.

    That's the term he has to work around, to finesse, to navigate to cope with, to get around.

    Yes, the law uses the term "infertility," and that's the law that he's stuck with and has to work his way around. That's the law he has to finesse. Even if the law hasn't caught up to modern reality, that's what the law says, and that's the law he has to cope with.

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