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    help me out please :)

    hi guys

    ive got this question

    if someone says that " my mom poped me out many years ago"
    its grammatically correct but is it semantically correct too

    and can you guys paraphrase it 4 me

    i'll give it a try

    my mom gave birth to me

    lol is it correct

    many thanks

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    Re: help me out please :)

    Hi,
    A couple comments.
    Popped has three Ps.
    Capital letters are important.

    I suppose there may be some women for whom childbirth is so quick that the children "pop out" but it's not how I'd describe my own process. We can't answer its semantical accuracy. Perhaps this was the 9th child and the whole process was so fast and easy that he popped out.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: help me out please :)

    It is very colloquial, but in BrE I have heard giving birth described as "popping one out", "squeezing one out" and "dropping".

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    Re: help me out please :)

    Ems, is that usually used in connection with what would generally be considered a very easy labor? (It would be here.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: help me out please :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Ems, is that usually used in connection with what would generally be considered a very easy labor? (It would be here.)
    Not that I'm aware of though, as I have no kids, I'm not exactly an expert on the terminology. However, I'm pretty sure that when I have heard those phrases, they haven't suggested the length of labour particularly.

    Jane Smith has squeezed out her 17th baby!!

    Hi. You seem to have been pregnant for ages. Haven't you dropped yet?!

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