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  1. Johnny's Avatar

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    Wink what does this mean???

    Question 1

    Some of friends are discussing the dialogue in PRISON BREAK and here next is one of the sentence they don't understand to the full.

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    - Are you a religious man, Scofield?
    - Never really thought about it.
    - Good, 'cause the Ten Commandments don't mean a box of piss in here.We got two commandments and two only.
    - The first commandment is you got nothing coming.
    - What's the second commandment?

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    so what does that mean exactly, you got nothing coming??

    Question 2

    This a frequent phenomenon we Chinese always see, the whole page would display in an incorrect way when we check information in other languages,it looks like there's something wrong with the coding. so what do we say to this? Is there any fixed words or phrases we can use to mean INCORRECT CODE? What do native speakers say then??


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    Re: what does this mean???

    You got nothing coming is an Americanism. I assume it means 'you have no hope' or the 'situation is hopeless' BobNY will probably elaborate


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    I think "you got nothing coming" means, no one owes you anything or you are starting out at zero, with nothing! You've got to "earn" everything.

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    Re: what does this mean???

    Quote Originally Posted by profjulie View Post
    I think "you got nothing coming" means, no one owes you anything or you are starting out at zero, with nothing! You've got to "earn" everything.
    I agree.

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    Re: what does this mean???

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    You got nothing coming is an Americanism. I assume it means 'you have no hope' or the 'situation is hopeless' BobNY will probably elaborate
    Sorry Mike I called you BOBNY

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    Re: what does this mean???

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Sorry Mike I called you BOBNY
    I was flattered!

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    Re: what does this mean???

    Then about the answer to question 2??

    Thanks

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    Re: what does this mean???

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    Then about the answer to question 2??

    Thanks
    Sorry, I don't understand the question.

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    Re: what does this mean???

    Sorry, I was supposed to say

    Then what about the answer to QUESTION 2?

    Thanks, Mike

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    Re: what does this mean???

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    Sorry, I was supposed to say

    Then what about the answer to QUESTION 2?

    Thanks, Mike
    It's QUESTION 2 I don't understand.

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