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    to walk outside for a change of mind

    Can anyone explain me is the following sentence a joke or what?

    Even as students, broke and staying in the worst accommodations he had ever experienced, with the temperamental heating and bathrooms they had had to share with dozens of others, thing has never been like this. They'd shared a single bed on box-bedroom so small that they had to walk outside for a change of mind, but they didn't mind, in fact they loved being so close to each other.


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    Re: to walk outside for a change of mind

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeye View Post
    Can anyone explain me is the following sentence a joke or what?

    Even as students, broke and staying in the worst accommodations he had ever experienced, with the temperamental heating and bathrooms they had had to share with dozens of others, thing has never been like this. They'd shared a single bed on box-bedroom so small that they had to walk outside for a change of mind, but they didn't mind, in fact they loved being so close to each other.


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    it's not a joke but a description about a situtaion/circumstance how students live in hostel or rent houses

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    Re: to walk outside for a change of mind

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    it's not a joke but a description about a situtaion/circumstance how students live in hostel or rent houses

    To walk outside for a change of mind? For a change of mind? It sounds to me like rather poor author's style (cliche in humorous playing with the different meanings of the verb "change"), but I'm not sure if it's an idiom.

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    Re: to walk outside for a change of mind

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeye View Post
    To walk outside for a change of mind? For a change of mind? It sounds to me like rather poor author's style (cliche in humorous playing with the different meanings of the verb "change"), but I'm not sure if it's an idiom.
    It's a joke.

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    Re: to walk outside for a change of mind

    Maybe it's also a play on the expression 'a change of air'. I haven't checked any corpora, but certainly, in the UK at least, 'going outside for' collocates very strongly with 'a change of air. Whatever the reason, the writer plays with 'mind' as well.

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    Re: to walk outside for a change of mind

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Maybe it's also a play on the expression 'a change of air'. I haven't checked any corpora, but certainly, in the UK at least, 'going outside for' collocates very strongly with 'a change of air. Whatever the reason, the writer plays with 'mind' as well.

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    Or does it also mean that they were so close to each other, that they had to get away from each other to change their minds.................. it is just a guess of sort. And yes it is a joke!

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