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    watching something other than the news

    (House of Cards, American TV drama)

    Frank was watching some porn via his laptop, when his safeguard Meechum came in. Later he went to his bedroom, and told his wife.

    Frank: You will never believe what just happened.

    Wife: What happened.

    Frank: Meechum came into and found me watching something other than the news.


    His wife instantly understood what "other than the news" refers to. Would most native speakers understand it as the wife did if without any context?




    Thank you!

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    Re: watching something other than the news

    The word is "bodyguard."

    No, we wouldn't. His wife must know his viewing habits.
    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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