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    #11

    Re: Two idioms I heard the other day

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    when I saw "bros", I immediately thought of the 80s pop duo "Bros"!
    I'm sure we all did, Ems. I'm sure we all did.

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    #12

    Re: Two idioms I heard the other day

    Quote Originally Posted by Disckstuckinfan View Post
    Wassup bros,


    NOT A TEACHER


    'Sup, Antonio?

    As you have learned, abbreviations are very common in American English.

    One day an elderly man went to a store where an associate (clerk) greeted him with 'Sup? So the elderly man looked up at the ceiling. He did not know that the greeting was a short way of saying, "What's up?"

    This is a true story.




    Have a nice day!

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    #13

    Re: Two idioms I heard the other day

    Another true story: about twenty years ago I walked into an American motel and the clerk greeted me with "Yo, wassup." I was taken aback, having expected something more like "Good afternoon." But time passes and we get used to things.

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    #14

    Re: Two idioms I heard the other day

    Those stories are amusing LOL.

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    #15

    Re: Two idioms I heard the other day

    Quote Originally Posted by Disckstuckinfan View Post
    Those stories are amusing. LOL.
    Bear in mind that what we teach on this website is correct, standard grammatical English. Once learners have mastered that, and particularly if they start living in an English-speaking country, we sometimes get into the realms of slang and non-standard communication.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #16

    Re: Two idioms I heard the other day

    That is reasonable.

    Based on the few threads I have posted, what level would you say my English is at?

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    #17

    Re: Two idioms I heard the other day

    Quote Originally Posted by Disckstuckinfan View Post
    That is reasonable.

    Based on the few threads I have posted, what level would you say my English is at?
    It's good. Keep at it!
    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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    #18

    Re: Two idioms I heard the other day

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I'm sure we all did, Ems. I'm sure we all did.
    Not this boy. Eighties is after my time!
    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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    #19

    Re: Two idioms I heard the other day

    Quote Originally Posted by Disckstuckinfan View Post
    That is reasonable.

    Based on the few threads I have posted, what level would you say my English is at?
    If all your sentences are like that then I would say perfect or nearly so. In which case, why are you bothering with this forum?
    Not a professional teacher

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    #20

    Re: Two idioms I heard the other day

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Not this boy. Eighties is after my time!
    You poor thing.

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