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    Lightbulb I was only born into a girls village

    I was the only boy born into a girls village after 20 years. When you're the first boy to be born into a village chalk-a-block full of girls after 20 years, let me tell you that's some burden to bear. All you guys out there probably thinking it must be like winning the lottery. Girls flocking to your feet everywhere. Yeah, it kind of was like that at first but then things just got weird.

    I got these information from a YouTube video.Here is the link to that video = https://youtu.be/M7QGXPCo_WA

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    1. I can't understand the meaning of the phrases in bold.Please explain those phrases to me.
    2. Can I write the sentence "Yeah, it kind of was like that at first but then things just got weird" like this " Yeah, it kind of was like that at first but then things just got worse ".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 18-Feb-2020 at 10:55. Reason: Added some line breaks to make post easier to read

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    #2

    Re: I was only born into a girls village

    burden to bear = difficulty
    flocking to your feet = falling at your feet, coming after you because they are attracted

    I don't think your version improves the sentence- weird could be changed to strange.

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    Re: I was only born into a girls village

    Dukul, please note that your thread title should have been exactly the same as the first sentence of your quoted text.

    Why did you change it?

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    Re: I was only born into a girls village

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Dukul, please note that your thread title should have been exactly the same as the first sentence of your quoted text.

    Why did you change it?
    I didn't change it.

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    Re: I was only born into a girls village

    The title is not the same as the first sentence of your thread.

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    Re: I was only born into a girls village

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The title is not the same as the first sentence of your thread.
    It was edited by emsr2d2

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    #7

    Re: I was only born into a girls village

    ems didn't edit the thread title.

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    #8

    Re: I was only born into a girls village

    The phrase a girls village is not correct. I think the speaker meant an all-girl village but I'm not sure.

    How is it that a village can consist of only girls? Does he mean that for a period of twenty years only female children were born? Really?

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    #9

    Re: I was only born into a girls village

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    How is it that a village can consist of only girls? Does he mean that for a period of twenty years only female children were born? Really?
    There's an iconic Polish movie "Seksmisja" (sexmission) that presents the idea that women in the future form a community that doesn't need, and doesn't want, males. They reproduce via insemination from sperm banks where each sperm is meticulously checkied whether there's the Y chromosome in it so that no male can ever be born.

    Maybe that's how...

    Not a teacher
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Feb-2020 at 20:43. Reason: adding 'Not a teacher'

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    Re: I was only born into a girls village

    Quote Originally Posted by Dukul12345 View Post
    It was edited by emsr2d2
    The only thing I did was add some line breaks between the paragraphs to make it easier to read. I didn't change any words in the title or the post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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