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    29th Birthday again

    Hello.

    The other day, my American friend had a birthday. It was "29th Birthday again."
    She is in her 40s. What does this mean??

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    Re: 29th Birthday again

    Some women stop counting when they reach 29. Every birthday after that is another 29th birthday. It's a humorous way of pretending that they are not growing older.

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    Re: 29th Birthday again

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Some women stop counting when they reach 29. Every birthday after that is another 29th birthday. It's a humorous way of pretending that they are not growing older.
    Ahem. That's not confined to women, I'll have you know!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 29th Birthday again

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Ahem. That's not confined to women, I'll have you know!
    I was referring to the word 'again'. I have had a 59th birthday for the past seven years, but I don't claim that it's happening again each time. I just let everyone imagine that it's the first time.


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    Re: 29th Birthday again

    My mom is more original in this respect. She claims to be fifty-fourteen (esp. when talking to kids, so they have to practise their adding abilities )
    Last edited by charliedeut; 22-Jun-2012 at 14:23. Reason: typo
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: 29th Birthday again

    After a certain age 39 becomes a more plausible number.

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    Re: 29th Birthday again

    Thank you very much everyone. So I will have my 29th birthday again next week!

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