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    Bread for Jack?

    Hi guys

    I was reading an article about how a guy named Jack fought cancer.
    The author was talking about Jack was very careful about what he ate, and Jack baked his own bread every weekend.
    And the author wrote "(no Wonder Bread for Jack)."

    Here is the original sentence:
    “I eat less. I eat meat and fish once a week, and eat mostly grains, eggs, fruits and veggies, good bread, which I make every Saturday” (no Wonder Bread for Jack).

    I had a hard time understanding what "Bread for Jack" meant.
    Anyone got a clue?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Bread for Jack?

    "Wonder Bread is the name of a brand of bread."── quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Bread

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Bread for Jack?

    The suggestion is that he made himself good bread. The writer doesn't consider "Wonder Bread" to be good bread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Bread for Jack?

    Thank you guys.
    I kept reading this sentence into "no wonder"+"bread for jack"
    Never occured to me it that should be "no wonder bread"+"for jack"

    how silly I am. Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Bread for Jack?

    Note the capitalization. Because it is a proper noun (a brand name) "Wonder Bread" is capitalized. That's a clue.

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    Re: Bread for Jack?

    Quote Originally Posted by odilonredon View Post
    Thank you guys.
    I kept reading this sentence into as "no Wonder" + "Bread for Jack".
    It never occurred to me it that should be "no Wonder Bread" + "for Jack".

    How silly I am. Thanks for your help!
    The capitalisation of "Wonder Bread" should have been a big clue for you. Please note my corrections to your post above in red.

    (Edit: Cross-posted with SoothingDave.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Bread for Jack?

    Quote Originally Posted by odilonredon View Post
    how silly I am.
    If you stay around for a while, you'll realize many/most/all of us (even native English speakers) make ourselves look silly once in a while. So don't you worry too much about it.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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