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    My cook is too big

    Hello! Could one of you guys help me with a question, please? If someone says "My *cook* is too big" what does the word "cook" mean in that context?
    Thank you!

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    What does the word "cook" mean in this context?

    Hello!
    I was talking to someone and somewhere in the conversarion the person said "My cook is too big". I only know the word cook in contexts like this:
    I've cooked the meal for us everyday.

    So i have no idea what the person i was talking to meant by that. Could any of you help with this, please?

    Thank you already.

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    Re: My cook is too big

    Welcome to the forum.

    First, note that I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are asking us about.

    "My cook is too big" is a strange sentence. "Cook" sounds like a job title, someone employed to cook. It's a bit like "chef" but not as formal and it doesn't suggest the same level of competence or qualification. However, if that's the case, it would be very odd (rude, in fact) to describe that person as "too big". First, "big" generally suggests "fat". Second, "too big" for what?

    Where did you see/hear the sentence?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does the word "cook" mean in this context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sudy View Post
    Hello!
    I was talking to someone and somewhere in the conversation the person said "My cook is too big". I only know the word cook in contexts like this:

    I've cooked the a meal for us everyday every day.

    So I have no idea what the person I was talking to meant by that. Could any of you help with this, please?

    Thank you already.
    See above. What was the conversation about? What else were you talking about? What was said directly before the strange sentence? Were you talking to a native English speaker? Are you absolutely sure that is what he/she said?

    "Cook" is a noun as well as a verb, as I explained in post #2.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: My cook is too big

    Are you sure the word is "cook" and not some other obscene word which I will not post here unless it is the case?

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    Re: My cook is too big

    My thoughts exactly. That's why I asked the OP to provide the context of the conversation. The word we're both thinking of doesn't just randomly crop up in a normal conversation!
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    Re: My cook is too big

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    Are you sure the word is "cook" and not some other obscene word which I will not post here unless it is the case?
    Seriously, when was the last time you heard someone say "My (obscene word) is too big"?

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    Re: My cook is too big

    More often than I've heard "My cook is too big"!
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    Re: My cook is too big

    I think it means "My cook is too fat" where cook is the person who makes my meals.

    The rest of you guys should get your mind out of the gutter.
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    Re: My cook is too big

    I'm really looking forward to the OP finally telling us what the context of the conversation was!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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