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    #1

    All I know

    I saw the next dialogue in the comic strip.
    I would like to know the meaning of the next sentence.
    Well, all I know... between the telephone, the computer, the tv and the backyard fence... a fella could starve around here!




    Son: How about a peanut sandwitch, Mom?
    Mother: In a minute, sweetheart, I'm talking to a friend of mine.
    Son: But all you're doing is typing!
    Mother: This is computer talking.
    Son: Can I try it?
    Mother: You'll have to learn how to spell a little better first.
    Son: How come Dad says we needs a faster computer?
    Is this one having a hard time keeping up with you?
    Mon: Something like that.
    Son: Well, all I know... between the telephone, the computer, the tv and the backyard fence... a fella could starve around here!

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    Re: All I know

    It suggests that every time the son wants something to eat, his mother is busy doing something else, mostly involving technology (phone, computer and TV) or chatting to neighbours over the garden fence. He's intimating that she's so busy with those things that he's never going to get anything to eat and will eventually starve!

    Note the correct spelling of "sandwich".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: All I know

    Thank you very much!
    I have another question.
    I would like to know the "verb" of "All I know"
    Well, all I know... between the telephone, the computer, the tv and the backyard fence... a fella could starve around here!

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    Re: All I know

    We use "All I know" to mean "The only thing that I know is ..." followed by some kind of example. In your context, the whole thing means "The only thing I know (the only thing that's important here) is that you're always too busy to make food for me!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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