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    I shall say plenty to myself about

    I shall say plenty to myself about selfish, crabby old men who never think of those who have served them faithfully for 40 years.

    What does the bold sentence mean?

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    Re: I shall say plenty to myself about

    What is the source of that sentence, drangiana?

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    Re: I shall say plenty to myself about

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What is the source of that sentence, drangiana?
    The subtitle of the movie Wild Strawberries (1957)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 27-Feb-2016 at 10:24. Reason: Removed code that wouldn't work anyway

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    Re: I shall say plenty to myself about

    It looks like a clumsy translation from the original Swedish. It means what it says. Does this help: "I will talk a lot to myself about..."?
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    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: I shall say plenty to myself about

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It looks like a clumsy translation from the original Swedish. It means what it says. Does this help: "I will talk a lot to myself about..."?
    Is it OK to say like this:
    I should remind myself a lot about ...

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    Re: I shall say plenty to myself about

    No. Talking to yourself about something is not the same as reminding yourself of/about something. However, if the original Swedish spoken dialogue uses the word for "remind", then it would be appropriate.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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