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  1. sam_from_germany
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    Hi everyone.....I need your help. I'm not very good at english but I have a friend in London, whom I write e-mails to.
    My friend wrote me a mail with the phrase 'How are all your boyfriends going?'. So I want to know what this means, because she knows that I don't have a boyfriend. How should I understand what she's writting.

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    hi sam, nice question.
    Once I got a mail from a friend and this friend asked the same question. but i never asked what the question was refering to.
    I really would like to know what your friend is saying.

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    Don't worry about it Sam, I think she was having a little joke (ein Witz).
    You may find that British people like to make informal letters or e-mails a bit humorous, so don't take it too seriously. When you answer, try to make it funny
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    She's being sarcastic because she knows you don't have one.

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    ok, it's not my topic but if you ever get asked that question again what would you suggest to answer? any ideas that sound sarcastic too?

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    Tell her you have a problem remembering all their names and which one you're supposed to be seeing tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steph_333
    ok, it's not my topic but if you ever get asked that question again what would you suggest to answer? any ideas that sound sarcastic too?
    Tell her you don't have time to type a reply, because Jude Law is on the phone Brad Pitt is waiting for you in the other room.

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    hey guys.....thanks for answering the question. if anyone finds another way to tell...........tell me, please!

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