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      • Native Language:
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    Smile bumper stickers

    Go ahead and hit me. I need the money
    If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk
    I is a college student
    Eschew obfuscation
    Sometimes I wish life had subtitles
    Change is inevitable_ except for vending machines
    Welcome to Oregon. Now go home
    Will you give me the meaning of these bumber stickers?

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    Re: bumper stickers

    They are meant to be humorous or ironic. For instance, "eschew obfuscation" means to avoid being confusing, to be clear in your communication.

    But many native speakers have no idea what "eschew" means (it is not an everyday word) so the slogan itself fails to do what it is imploring you to do. (Communicate clearly, that is.)

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