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    #1

    Help wanted by Native Speaker

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    What in heck do the 4 new little icons in the lower left of the post do? I don't understand the brief explanation when I mouse-over...and I am afraid to click any of them!
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    #2

    Re: Help wanted by Native Speaker

    They add the link to some social bookmarks, so that the person can find a thread again easily.
    Here's one of the sites: del.icio.us

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    #3

    Re: Help wanted by Native Speaker

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    Thanks, Tdol. Not something I need, really. By the way, I just noticed that you have over 18,000 posts! Ye gads! Congratulations!...or Condolences.
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    #4

    Re: Help wanted by Native Speaker

    If we added up your posts across dom ains, we'd probably be able to conclude that we're both selfless, dedicated ESL teachers/sad gits without a life.

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    #5

    Re: Help wanted by Native Speaker

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    Yup. I'm a floating git, I guess. Well, let us mush on...

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    #6

    Re: Help wanted by Native Speaker

    I suppose that makes me a fixed git.


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    #7

    Re: Help wanted by Native Speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I suppose that makes me a fixed git.
    Please tell me what "fixed" in your sentence means

    I learned "mush on" = "be friends", but don't know what "fixed" in "a fixed git" means.
    Thank you.

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    #8

    Re: Help wanted by Native Speaker

    Hi nuygaton,

    One of both is "a floating git" and another is "a fixed git".

    When "floating" means "not secured in place; unattached; inclined to move or be moved about" then "fixed" means "firmly in position; stationary".

    Regards.

    V.


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    #9

    Re: Help wanted by Native Speaker

    Thanks vil, I understood it

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    Re: Help wanted by Native Speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi nuygaton,

    One of both is "a floating git" and another is "a fixed git".

    When "floating" means "not secured in place; unattached; inclined to move or be moved about" then "fixed" means "firmly in position; stationary".

    Regards.

    V.
    Yup- Mr Micawber floats around the web posting on many ESL forums, while I am generally fixed here.

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