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    melon and mint

    “Great. We can pick out our colors.”
    “What?”
    “For the wedding. I’m thinking melon and mint. Supposed to be really hot next spring.”


    melon and mint?? colors?

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    #2

    Re: melon and mint

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Yes, they are colors.
    List of colors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    By the way, I don't know where this context is from, but its grammar seems a bit ungrammatical to me.

    Cheers!

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    Re: melon and mint

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker.***

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    but its grammar seems a bit ungrammatical to me.
    Sorry Tinkerbell for I'll be a little out of context. But the part I quoted from Nightmare85's post sounded a tad illogical to me. Yes, I know that if someone asks me if I would like some water, I wouldn't expect a certain mass of water carried in the air, or a handful of water. I'd expect some water in a glass. If you, Nightmare85, asked what this water analogy is all about, I'd say that this is about getting to the point faster.

    Now, the point is, if it is its grammar, it cannot be ungrammatical for it is its own grammar. Something cannot be wrong in its own terms. It should be right in itself (like "Ding an sich"). So, it should have been either "it's a bit ungrammatical..." or "its use of grammar seems a bit wrong". I'm aware that this matter is of trivious importance, but since you are from Goedel and Kant's country, I hope that you would understand my point.

    I was about to pm this to you, but then I decided that it would be good to learn what others thought on this matter.

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    Re: melon and mint

    So, melon and mint wedding dresses :) or what?

    By the way context is from a novel.

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    #5

    Re: melon and mint

    euncu, was this addressed to me or to Tinkerbell?

    I said it seemed a bit ungrammatical to me because of:
    “Great! We can pick out our colors.”
    “What?”
    “For the wedding. I’m thinking (about)/(of) melon and mint. (It's) S/supposed to be really hot next spring.”

    I thought the last sentence needed an a but it's okay as it is.

    Well, maybe my "suggestions" are not necessary here.
    To be honest: I did not read the text that long, but my first impression was a bit "bad".

    Cheers!

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    #6

    Re: melon and mint

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    So, melon and mint wedding dresses :) or what?

    By the way context is from a novel.
    Yes, they are names of colours - but they are very pretentious names, in some ways (we don't walk around in real life asking for a melon green sofa, not often. Mint green is more common) - it's designed to sound a little silly/over the top, in my opinion.

    I don't think it's the wedding dress itself she is talking about. It's more likely to be bridesmaid dresses, flowers, table decorations and so on - at a wedding people normally work from a restricted colour group to make sure everything "goes" and those will be referred to as the wedding colours.

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    #7

    Re: melon and mint

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    euncu, was this addressed to me or to Tinkerbell?

    To be honest: I did not read the text that long, but my first impression was a bit "bad".

    If you had read it all, you would have already seen that my post doesn't contain anything that may offend you, which wasn't something that I meant to.

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    #8

    Re: melon and mint

    I did read your text yet I wasn't 100% sure.
    When I said, "I did not read the text that long" I meant Tinkerbell's post.
    I quickly saw some questionable parts, and that's why I mentioned it.

    Cheers!

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