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    Wouldn't they just?

    The Italian even have a word for the mark left on a table by a moist glass (culacino) while the Gaelic speakers of Scotland, not to be outdone, have a word for the itchiness that overcomes the upper lip just before taking a sip of whiskey. (Wouldn't they just?)

    What does Wouldn't they just? mean in the above passage?

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    #2

    Re: Wouldn't they just?

    It means that it is particularly apt or suited to those people.

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    Re: Wouldn't they just?

    Wouldn't they just?
    In the above sentence, which word is the main verb?
    Last edited by sitifan; 16-Sep-2010 at 02:36.

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    Re: Wouldn't they just?

    There is no verb.

    It is omitted as unnecessary. Wouldn't they just (have a word for that)?

    Or "Wouldn't they just (be the type of people who would have a word for that)?"

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