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  1. Boris Richard's Avatar
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    #1

    Like I'm a dog

    A: Hey you! Go away! (while kicking B's ass)
    B: Don't be rude! Like I'm an animal!

    What does B's sentence (Like I'm an animal!) mean?

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    #2

    Re: Like I'm a dog

    You are treating me as if I were (or was) an animal.

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    #3

    Re: Like I'm a dog

    It's impolite.

    Can I say this is very rude-language in English?
    Is "rude-language" common in English countries?

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    #4

    Re: Like I'm a dog

    You don't need a hyphen in "rude language". They are just an adjective and a noun in a sentence. It's not "rude" like swearing is. It's not very polite, if that's what you mean.

    I would say it is far ruder to "kick someone's ass" than to tell that person to stop doing it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Like I'm a dog

    It's impolite, but we can get much ruder than that.

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    #6

    Re: Like I'm a dog

    Are 'get lost' and 'F-word off' much ruder than 'go away'?

    Not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Like I'm a dog

    Yes.

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    #8

    Re: Like I'm a dog

    "F*** off" is the rudest of all. Don't use it. "Get lost" is just a slightly more intense version of "Go away".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Like I'm a dog

    "Ass" is a bit rude as well, especially when asking a question here and not quoting a piece of dialogue. (Yes, I know it's said on TV all the time these days and has become part of common parlance, but I still don't think it's an appropriate word to use when asking a teacher about an English question. "Miss Jones, I heard this man say something I didn't understand while he was getting his ass kicked." ) Perhaps OP should have said "while kicking B's butt" or "backside" or "buttocks" or some other common euphemism.

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    #10

    Re: Like I'm a dog

    If you kick my ass (or my dog), I'll report you for cruelty to animals.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asinus



    http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/ass
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 06-Feb-2015 at 15:40.

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