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    #1

    bottling up your emotions is a good way of sharing them.

    Hello again!

    It seems, in this case, bottling up your emotionsis a good way of sharing them.

    Here is some context.

    Nobody likes junk mail...

    But this pile of rubbish might contain just what Nicola White is looking for.

    She hunts for messages in bottles on the banks of the River Thames in England.

    Nicola's found over 30 in three years, including a declaration of love and an appeal for a job.

    In my opinion, bottling up your emotions in this case may be a pun on words:

    1. Literal meaning of putting liquid into bottles.

    2. Hiding (negative feelings and emotions).

    Thank you.

    I may be wrong.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/le...a_bottle.shtml

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    #2

    Re: bottling up your emotions is a good way of sharing them.

    Yes, it is a pun on words.


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    #3

    Re: bottling up your emotions is a good way of sharing them.

    It is amazing to me that Nicola found 30 such messages in three years. (Is that supposed to be a true story?)


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    #4

    Re: bottling up your emotions is a good way of sharing them.

    Incidentally, there's no such thing as 'a pun on words'. It's just a pun - in other words 'a play on words'.

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    #5

    Re: bottling up your emotions is a good way of sharing them.

    BobK is right. My translation would mean "play on words on play on words".

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    #6

    Re: bottling up your emotions is a good way of sharing them.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Incidentally, there's no such thing as 'a pun on words'. It's just a pun - in other words 'a play on words'.

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    D'oh!


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