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    Lightbulb Some questions about a movie, please answer. Many Thanks!!!

    Hi, teachers:
    (btw, I consider any native English speakers as my teacher)

    I was watching the movie Albert Nobbs the other day. Loved it very much. But I have a couple questions here.

    Question 1:

    In a scene, When bidding farewell and giving him the money agreed on, Mrs. Baker (owner of the Morrison's Hotel) said to the painter she hired:

    ""For your salubrious. Mr. Page."

    I'm not so sure about what did she mean by this. Did she actually mean:"This money is for your salubrious work done." ??

    AND, later in the movie, Mr. Page laughed out loud when talking to his friend and wife about Mrs. Baker's word choice of "salubrious". I wonder what's so funny about saying "salubrious"? Mr. Page's wife replied: "oh, what does she think she is?? Queen of England?"


    Sounds like "salubrious" is considered a flamboyant word choice, isn't it?

    Question 2:
    "Your bed was just repicked and buttoned 6 months ago."
    In China we don't button bed. So it's difficult for me to piture why the English would button their beds? And how and where to button?

    And how to pick the bed? I don't understand either.

    Question 3:
    I have difficulty undestanding some of the most-frequently used slangs:

    #1: Mind you:
    One of the gentlemen in the movie says:
    "It's no trouble at all, mind you."

    #2: Trick-acting:
    "Girls, stop this trick-acting and just go on with your breakfast. "

    #3: When Albert Nobbs told his friend Hubert Page about his story, he said:(He was a bastard)

    "I heard that my people were grand folks."

    I wonder what did he mean by "grand folks"? Does it mean his bio parents were rich or they were just nice and kind??

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    Any answer to any of the above-mentioned question is welcomed. And hearty thanks in advance.




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    Re: Some questions about a movie, please answer. Many Thanks!!!

    No replies in 6 hours. Bumping up this thread to have it seen. *sighs*

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    Re: Some questions about a movie, please answer. Many Thanks!!!

    I haven't seen the film so it's difficult to comment on the language used, but this is a buttoned mattress: Redirect Notice

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    Re: Some questions about a movie, please answer. Many Thanks!!!

    Thank you, Mr. Bhaisahab. Forget the movie. Can you just tell me what does "Mind you" and "trick-acting" mean?
    Thanks:)

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