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    Forbiddance abandoned. Does this sound natural?

    Hi, everyone.


    I came across these words and wonder whether the use of Forbiddance abandoned is correct and natural here?


    Six years in Primary schook, three years in middle and another three years in hich school. We are at a very special stage in our not very long journey of life.
    Some of you have already felt the differences. Forbiddance abandoned. All of a sudden, boys and girls, men and women go out in pairs and those of you, who haven't got your pairs, are reluctant in staying so.

    Many thanks

    Richard
    Last edited by cubezero3; 05-Apr-2014 at 14:05.

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    Re: Forbiddance abandoned. Does this sound natural?

    It means nothing to me.

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    #3

    Re: Forbiddance abandoned. Does this sound natural?

    Restrictions lifted?

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    Re: Forbiddance abandoned. Does this sound natural?

    This was written by a friend of mine. I did some search on bing.com and found there is but a very small portion of users who would say things like abandon *** forbiddance.

    My friend insists that the meaning of such usage is delivered in the context and though it hasn't really been used by people as proved by bing.com, the usage is accetable within the limits of the language and can be described as trying to coin up a fresh phrase.

    I thought at first that he couldn't get away with it. Then I realised I didn't know the answer. So I came here and wanted to hear the teachers' opinions.

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    Re: Forbiddance abandoned. Does this sound natural?

    He's right that we are free to coin any phrase we like, but this one is a bit cumbersome and impenetrable IMO. He's free to use it, but I am sure it won't catch on, which seems to defeat the purpose a bit to me.

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    Re: Forbiddance abandoned. Does this sound natural?

    I told you it means nothing to me. Tdol appears to be guessing what it means. So, the meaning is not clear from conyext, at least not to speakers of BrE.

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    Re: Forbiddance abandoned. Does this sound natural?

    Based on the age of the speaker and the sentence that follows this phrase, my guess is the phrase has something to with dating. Could he be saying that dating is now allowed? What ever he/she meant, the phrase does not effectively deliver the message.

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    Re: Forbiddance abandoned. Does this sound natural?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I told you it means nothing to me. Tdol appears to be guessing what it means. So, the meaning is not clear from conyext, at least not to speakers of BrE.
    Nor to speakers of AmE.

    Native speakers of a language can sometimes coin novelties that native speakers can guess the meaning of. Non-native speakers generally cannot. I have often attempted to coin humorous and novel Spanish phrases for my Mexican friends, with absolutely zero success.

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