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    a sentence

    "Dodos did-did but they don't-don't anymore."

    What does this strange sentence mean?

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    Last edited by jasonlulu_2000; 23-Mar-2013 at 11:50.

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    Re: a sentence

    It's a play on words.

    The dodo is an extinct bird, immortalised in the saying: "as dead as a dodo".
    Whatever a dodo could do, when they were alive, they can't do now.
    Hence:

    "Whatever a Do-do did-did they don't-don't anymore."

    Hope this helps
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    Re: a sentence

    I'm pretty sure it's supposed to read "Whatever a dodo did do, they don't do any more".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's supposed to read "Whatever a dodo did do, they don't do any more".
    I'm pretty sur it's not. As R21 said,it's a play on words. It is supposed to be a humorous way of conveying the message you suggest.

    My own pathetic attempt at similar humour (?) would be:

    Can-can Toulouse-Lautrec can-can?
    Of course he can't-can't - he's dead.
    Last edited by 5jj; 23-Mar-2013 at 13:37.

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