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    carbs

    "Did you tell one of them to cut back on the carbs?"

    What do "the carbs" mean here?
    Last edited by ostap77; 04-Nov-2010 at 16:18.

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    Re: carbs

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Did you tell one of them to cut backon the carbs?"

    What do "the carbs" mean here?
    Most things sticky and nice to eat - short for 'carbohydrates' and probably, in this case, 'foods that have a high carbohydrate content'.

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    Re: carbs

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Most things sticky and nice to eat - short for 'carbohydrates' and probably, in this case, 'foods that have a high carbohydrate content'.

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    Is it like candies? Would you give an example? Why would anyone cut back on it?
    Last edited by ostap77; 04-Nov-2010 at 16:29.

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    Re: carbs

    Bread, pasta, etc.

    Talk to your doctor or nutritional expert about why it's a good idea.
    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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