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    Post The nerve and the gall! mean?

    Hello,

    What does The nerve and the gall! mean? A man is saying this when he is angry.

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    Re: The nerve and the gall! mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    Hello,

    What does The nerve and the gall! mean? A man is saying this when he is angry.

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    (1) I think it means something like:

    "How dare you say that!" or "How dare you do that!"

    "I cannot believe that you would actually say that!" or "I cannot believe that you would

    actually do that!"
    (2) Here is a true story:

    Some years ago, an Australian gentleman wrote to the editor of an important

    magazine in London, England. His letter was something like:

    Dear Sir: Please stop the use of British spelling. Please spell all

    words in the way Americans do."

    (3) The editor, of course, was shocked by this rude "order." The editor replied with

    one short sentence: What a nerve!
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    Hmm your explanation seems right but I couldn't fit to the context. Because he's saying this sentence by himself not to somebody else. The beginning of it is like this:

    I wanted to march down there and find out what was going on and see that
    it was written up and printed on every front page from St John’s to Victoria.The nerve and the gall!

    Is this mean the same to you? If it is I'll translate as you say :)

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    Re: The nerve and the gall! mean?

    . . . he's saying this sentence by himself not to somebody else.
    He is saying it to the people who printed it, even though they are not there to hear it.

    Rover

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    Re: The nerve and the gall! mean?

    Oh I see now. Thank you then both of you for explanation :)

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    Re: The nerve and the gall! mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    He is saying it to the people who printed it, even though they are not there to hear it.

    Rover
    I think he's just reflecting on their nerve and gall. He's too annoyed to bother putting it into a sentence. I don't think a sentence (there isn't one) is addressed to anyone.

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    Re: The nerve and the gall! mean?

    Ok, then I'm translating as you said, as a common nerve :) Thanks!

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