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    What does this mean: The last last time.

    What does this mean:

    The last last time.

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    Re: What does this mean: The last last time.

    After all this time on the forums, you can't guess what we'll say?
    Hint: Starts with C, ends with T, and has ONTEX in the middle.
    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: What does this mean: The last last time.

    I'm sorry but I don't remember the context. I think it has something to do with seeing a movie multiple times. I say:

    The last last time I saw brides maids was a few days ago.

    If the context sounds wrong could someone help me write one with last last time?

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    Re: What does this mean: The last last time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    I'm sorry but I don't remember the context. I think it has something to do with seeing a movie multiple times. I say:

    The last last time I saw brides maids was a few days ago.

    If the context sounds wrong could someone help me write one with last last time?

    No. Try again.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Jul-2015 at 10:15.

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    Re: What does this mean: The last last time.

    If Brides Maids was a title of a movie, that context could work. Note that depending upon which style manual you use, you should either italicize or place quotation marks around the capitalized movie name.

    In this context, saying 'last last time' is sort of poking fun at the fact that someone keeps saying they're going to stop doing something, but continues to do it. Each time they do it, they'll say "This is the last time".

    So, when somebody else comments that they've said it was the last time before, they might reply "Yes, but this is the last last time', as a way of somehow proclaiming they really mean it this time.

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