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    #1

    slap somebody round the face.

    Hello everybody!

    Although I am not a believer in physical abuse, I would like to ask you what "woman on the dance floor slapped you round the face" in the below-mentioned sentence means.

    Did he indeed?! Well, after that woman on the dance floor slapped you round the face and you left... the judges gave out another award.

    I know what "to slap someone in/across the face" means. Does "to slap someone round the face" have similar meaning?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: sleep somebody round the faace

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: sleep somebody round the faace

    That should be 'round the face, with an apostrophe, because it's a contraction of around.

    'Round is colloquial in that sentence, as upside would also be.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: sleep somebody round the faace

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    That should be 'round the face, with an apostrophe, because it's a contraction of around..
    'Round' is a preposition in its own right in BrE.

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    #5

    Re: sleep somebody round the faace

    I have edited your thread title. Please check what you have written before posting it.

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    #6

    Re: sleep somebody round the faace

    We do get some curious injunctions in the forum: Sleep, somebody, round the faeces.

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    Re: sleep somebody round the faace

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'Round' is a preposition in its own right in BrE.
    I'm sticking with ​upside.
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    #8

    Re: sleep somebody round the faace

    He that does something always makes mistakes. He that does not do anything never makes mistakes.
    Last edited by JACEK1; 15-May-2016 at 05:18.

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    Re: sleep somebody round the faace

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I'm sticking with ​upside.
    We don't use upside in this way in BrE.

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    #10

    Re: slap somebody round the face.

    I knew that AmE used "upside the head" but I've never stumbled across "upside the face".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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