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    green eyeshades

    I know about Scrooge McDuck in green eyeshades, being in the finance trade.
    But who are they, green eyeshades people, exactly? I need to translate the term. Thank you.

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    Re: green eyeshades

    Suggest you use your favorite search engine for the term "green eyeshades".

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    #3

    Re: green eyeshades

    Sorry, I do not understand your answer. Is it irony/sarcasm?

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    #4

    Re: green eyeshades

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    I know about Scrooge McDuck in green eyeshades, being in the finance trade.

    But who are they, green eyeshades people, exactly? I need to translate the term. Thank you.
    Your question only mentions "green eyeshades people" in the question. Where did you see the phrase? As Billmcd said, if you just want to know what "green eyeshades" are, then Google it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: green eyeshades

    I googled green eyeshades people and got 293,000 hits, so people are using it. I can only guess that it refers to accountants and auditors who traditionally wore green eyeshades.

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    #6

    Re: green eyeshades

    I did. He could as well send me to the Oxford dictionary or so. Here I am not looking for instructions on how to use search engines. I am looking for natives explanation or answer on how they percieve words. And I really appreciate their answers... if they answer.

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    Re: green eyeshades

    5jj's link, green eyeshades, seems to be very helpful.

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    #8

    Re: green eyeshades

    To understand maybe, but not to translate. What should I take for translation - "finance traders", gambling community or dealers? I never come here before I have googled the term and used every other possibility.

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    #9

    Re: green eyeshades

    Why not translate 'green eyeshade people' literally and let the reader figure out what it means?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Aug-2013 at 18:46.

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    #10

    Re: green eyeshades

    It is not a collection of riddles I am working on. Just imagine I translate you literally a French expression "to have bristle on the bum" and let you figure that it means to be courageous.

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