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    A mosquito repellent ring!

    Sometimes, girl put on a ring on their left hand even though they are not married or engaged. They do this in the workplace for example to keep some boys away.

    In my language, this fake wedding ring is called "mosquito repellent ring".

    Is there something similar in English?

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    #2

    Re: A mosquito repellent ring!

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Sometimes, girl women put on a ring on the ring/fourth finger of their left hand even though they are not married or engaged. They do this in the workplace, for example, to keep some boys men away.

    In my language, this fake wedding ring is called a "mosquito repellent ring".

    Is there something similar in English?
    I don't know of a term for it. It's just a fake wedding ring.

    Note that girls and boys go to school. The people you find in the workplace are men and women (or non-binary people).
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Oct-2019 at 21:31. Reason: Added a correction
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: A mosquito repellent ring!

    I've never heard a term for it either, though I do like your term.

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    Re: A mosquito repellent ring!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I've never heard a term for it either, though I do like your term.
    Maybe we can add it to dictionary.

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    #5

    Re: A mosquito repellent ring!

    If it catches on.

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    #6

    Re: A mosquito repellent ring!

    Hearing that term could really sting.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: A mosquito repellent ring!

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Hearing that term could really sting.
    How do you mean?

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    #8

    Re: A mosquito repellent ring!

    It's a joke. Mosquito. Sting.
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    #9

    Re: A mosquito repellent ring!

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Maybe we can add it to the dictionary.
    Send it to them. (Good luck!)
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