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    You can't crack a coconut if you're a dead anchovy'

    'You can't crack a coconut if you're a dead anchovy'.

    What does it means?
    "In sandy soil, when deep you delve, you reach the springs below; The more you learn, the freer streams of wisdom flow." - Thiruvalluvar

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    #2

    Re: You can't crack a coconut if you're a dead anchovy'

    Where did you find this strange phrase?
    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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    Re: You can't crack a coconut if you're a dead anchovy'

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    Where did you find this strange phrase?
    Please see this link: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/conte...io/854415.html

    I often heard this phrase during cricket commentatory.
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    Re: You can't crack a coconut if you're a dead anchovy'

    Since cricket doesn't make any sense, it only stands to reason that its color commentary wouldn't either.

    Seriously, sports commentary doesn't have to make sense. The ice hockey commentator here is famous for saying things like "Buy Sam a drink and get his dog one, too!" and "Scratch my back with a hacksaw!" when goals are scored.

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    Re: You can't crack a coconut if you're a dead anchovy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Where did you find this strange phrase?
    It might seem strange, but isn't it true?

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    Re: You can't crack a coconut if you're a dead anchovy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar Nadimuthu View Post
    Please see this link: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/conte...io/854415.html

    I have often heard this phrase during cricket commentary.

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    Re: You can't crack a coconut if you're a dead anchovy'

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Since cricket doesn't make any sense, it only stands to reason that its color commentary wouldn't either.

    Seriously, sports commentary doesn't have to make sense. The ice hockey commentator here is famous for saying things like "Buy Sam a drink and get his dog one, too!" and "Scratch my back with a hacksaw!" when goals are scored.
    Where is "here", eh?

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    Re: You can't crack a coconut if you're a dead anchovy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    It might seem strange, but isn't it true?
    I don't think a live anchovy can crack a coconut either.

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    Re: You can't crack a coconut if you're a dead anchovy'

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    Where is "here", eh?
    Western Pennsylvania. It's the Pittsburgh Penguins' announcer who is one of the old style "characters."

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    Re: You can't crack a coconut if you're a dead anchovy'

    When I opened the above video link, I heard this phrase but, now I couldn't. I encountered this phrase many times in/on the cricket commentary.
    Last edited by Kumar Nadimuthu; 23-Mar-2015 at 21:38.
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