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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    ............. beams of your ultra-pale breadstick legs

    Hello everybody!

    OUCH. Our eyes. Your legs haven't seen the light of day in months during the colder seasons. We don't need to wear sunglasses inside to deflect the beams of your ultra-pale breadstick legs.

    In my opinion, the sense of the sentence in question is "Your very long and thin legs have not seen sunrays for a very long time, so in order for them to look darker (suntanned), we would have to wear sunglasses that make things appear in darker colours"?

    Am I far from being right?

    The source: https://www.menshealth.com/style/a23...horts-to-work/

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    #2

    Re: ............. beams of your ultra-pale breadstick legs

    Your inference is correct, but I would be very careful to whom I would make a statement of this type.

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    #3

    Re: ............. beams of your ultra-pale breadstick legs

    It seems like he should have said:

    We need to wear sunglasses inside ....

    (Without don't.)
    Last edited by Tarheel; 21-Jun-2019 at 00:25. Reason: Insert missing punctuation
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    #4

    Re: ............. beams of your ultra-pale breadstick legs

    I have no intention of ever telling that to anyone. I just wanted to understand the meaning.
    I was not sure about "breadstick", because when I googled "breadstick legs" images of both beautiful feminine legs and of ordinary masculine legs appeared, so I was very confused.

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    #5

    Re: ............. beams of your ultra-pale breadstick legs

    I find it rather contradictory. If the person's legs are that pale, I would expect the speaker to say that they do need to wear sunglasses in order to shield their eyes from the bright light bouncing off the person's incredibly white legs.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: ............. beams of your ultra-pale breadstick legs

    We "don't need" the situation wherein we have to wear sunglasses indoors to avoid being blinded by the reflection from your ultra white legs.

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