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    "He was a small ratty-looking man."

    When you read the sentence do you think of a man looks like a mouse?
    Or does above sentence visualise image of somethingelse? Just curious. More various replies the better :P

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    Re: "He was a small ratty-looking man."

    He looked like a rat.

    Please end sentences with a standard punctuation mark rather than with :P.

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    Re: "He was a small ratty-looking man."

    Quote Originally Posted by anniey799 View Post
    When you read the sentence do you think of a man looks like a mouse?
    Or does above sentence visualise image of somethingelse? Just curious. More various replies the better :P
    I wouldn't read that as a literal description of a rat or a mouse. I would read it is "shabby", "unkempt", "seedy", etc.

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    Re: "He was a small ratty-looking man."

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I wouldn't read that as a literal description of a rat or a mouse. I would read it is "shabby", "unkempt", "seedy", etc.
    I disagree. To me it conjures up the image of someone with a thin face and small, "gimlet" eyes.

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