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    #1

    Do your packets

    Does your packets reach..
    Do your packets reach..
    for some reason my break is stuck :(

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    Re: Do your packets

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Does your packets reach..
    Do your packets reach..
    for some reason my break is stuck :(
    Well, because your noun is plural, "do" is correct. But I have no idea what it's supposed to mean!

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    Re: Do your packets

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Does your packets reach..
    Do your packets reach..
    for some reason my break is stuck :(
    As already said, "do" is correct, though I also have no idea what that sentence means.

    Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "For some reason my break is stuck"?

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    Re: Do your packets

    Have your packets arrived???

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    Re: Do your packets

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As already said, "do" is correct, though I also have no idea what that sentence means.

    Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "For some reason my break is stuck"?
    Hehe thankjs for your replies! Nice trhread! Hmm probably my phrase refers to cases you feel either that your brain was left home alone or in cases brain seems to not be working. What did you understand with my stupid phrase?

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    Re: Do your packets

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hehe thankjs for your replies! Nice trhread! Hmm probably my phrase refers to cases you feel either that your brain was left home alone or in cases brain seems to not be working. What did you understand with my stupid phrase?
    Ah, so you meant to write "brain", not "break"? That makes much more sense

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    Re: Do your packets

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Ah, so you meant to write "brain", not "break"? That makes much more sense
    It's funny how using the completely wrong word can impair communication, isn't it?

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    Re: Do your packets

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Well, because your noun is plural, "do" is correct. But I have no idea what it's supposed to mean!
    Maybe it's a reference to Packet switching - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia technology (where a message is broken up into 'packets' which are fed down whichever route is most efficient - when they arrive, the message is put together by the receiving node, and everything makes sense).

    b

    PS People have no contact with these 'packets', so if the expression 'Have your packets arrived?' refers to this technology, it's a jocular metaphor. It's by no means in common use, but I've heard it more than once, used between computer scientists to mean 'finally got the message' [that's a metaphorical message, of course. ]
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    Re: Do your packets

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Maybe it's a reference to Packet switching - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia technology (where a message is broken up into 'packets' which are fed down whichever route is most efficient - when they arrive, the message is put together by the receiving node, and everything makes sense).

    b

    PS People have no contact with these 'packets', so if the expression 'Have your packets arrived?' refers to this technology, it's a jocular metaphor. It's by no means in common use, but I've heard it more than once, used between computer scientists to mean 'finally got the message' [that's a metaphorical message, of course. ]

    You are absolutely correct!! (absolutely used correctly?)
    Thanks for all your replies. I had so much fun reading again my first post.
    My brain was really stuck by that time (moment?) so using the verb break seem to me just the same).

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    You're welcome, and your use of 'absolutely' is fine. I'm glad I guessed right - while I was writing my possible explanation I was beginning to think it was totally improbable.

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