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    pi.. upwind

    If my friend was getting water from the well and got his pants wet, could I say jocularly to him "Have you been pissing upwind "? Would it work in English?

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    Re: pi.. upwind

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    If my friend was getting water from the well and got his pants wet, could I say jocularly to him "Have you been pissing upwind "? Would it work in English?
    Not in my opinion.

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    #3

    Re: pi.. upwind

    Would there be an expression to describe that?

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    #4

    Re: pi.. upwind

    We say spit in the wind, so I would use in.

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    #5

    Re: pi.. upwind

    "into the wind"

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    #6

    Re: pi.. upwind

    You should also know that "pissing" is mildly vulgar. I'd crinkly my nose in mild disgust if I heard you say it.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You should also know that "pissing" is mildly vulgar.
    The word maybe, but the act is pretty essential for most of us...

    ... with increasing frequency as old age creeps up on me.

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    ... with increasing frequency as old age creeps up on me.
    Second door on the left, old chap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Second door on the left, old chap.
    Thanks. That came in the nick of time.

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    Re: pi.. upwind

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You should also know that "pissing" is mildly vulgar. I'd crinkly my nose in mild disgust if I heard you say it.
    That's so sweet. I want to see you crinkly your nose!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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