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  1. Louisa85
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    Question 'Should I get out more?'

    Hello,

    I was talking online to a friend (who is a mechanic) about my car and later he emailed me saying:


    'On a technical one your motor is (blah blah,a lot of description and details) , should I get out more?'


    What does 'on a technical note' mean here?

    and what does he mean by 'should I get out more?'


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: 'Should I get out more?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Louisa85 View Post
    Hello,

    I was talking online to a friend (who is a mechanic) about my car and later he emailed me saying:


    'On a technical one your motor is (blah blah,a lot of description and details) , should I get out more?'


    What does 'on a technical note' mean here?

    and what does he mean by 'should I get out more?'


    Thanks a lot
    "On a technical note" simply means that what is to follow is technical in nature. It would be most often used to transition from a different subject matter.

    "Get out more" often means "learn some new things", but it is difficult to say what it means with no context.

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    Re: 'Should I get out more?'

    Hello Louisa

    1. "On a technical note" means "With reference only to the technical aspects".

    2. The phrase "You should get out more!" means "Your obsession with detail and small matters is unhealthy. If you had an exciting life, going to parties, clubs, etc., you would not have the time or inclination to worry about trivial details!"

    By phrasing it as a question, he is in effect humorously saying "Is my obsession with detail, etc. unhealthy? Do I need a more exciting life?"

    All the best,

    MrP

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    Re: 'Should I get out more?'

    Sorry, Mike, you weren't there a moment ago!

    (Hope I didn't scrape your fender.)

    MrP

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    Re: 'Should I get out more?'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Sorry, Mike, you weren't there a moment ago!

    (Hope I didn't scrape your fender.)

    MrP
    Not a bit.

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