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    fancy that road in this rain

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    A woman got into a taxi and told the driver that she wanted to get to Renham.

    The driver said:

    Renham. Ooh, you done wrong, then, to get out here.
    You shoulda kept in the train far as Selbury. Still, whass
    done is done. Renham, now, would that be beyond the
    river, or this side? Because, to tell you the truth, I don’t
    much fancy that road in this rain. Might run into floods.’

    Is he saying that he doesn't like the road to Renham because when it's raining it may be flooded?

    And is he asking the woman about the location of Renham because he doesn't want to take "that road" (as it may be flooded) but drive along some other road?

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    Re: fancy that road in this rain

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    A woman got into a taxi and told the driver that she wanted to get to Renham.

    The driver said:

    Renham. Ooh, you done wrong, then, to get out here.
    You shoulda kept in the train far as Selbury. Still, whass
    done is done. Renham, now, would that be beyond the
    river, or this side? Because, to tell you the truth, I don’t
    much fancy that road in this rain. Might run into floods.’

    Is he saying that he doesn't like the road to Renham because when it's raining it may be flooded?

    And is he asking the woman about the location of Renham because he doesn't want to take "that road" (as it may be flooded) but drive along some other road?
    Yes, he's not sure of the location of Renham (he asks if it is on the other side of the river or on this side) and he doesn't "fancy" (like) the idea of driving on the particular road that he might have to take because it's raining. "Might run into floods" means "We might find flooding on the road".

    If you ask me, he's not much of a taxi driver - he doesn't like to drive in the rain and he doesn't know where the place that she wants to go is located!
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Jul-2011 at 07:46. Reason: typo

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