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    My special guest will be Ira Sponsible, a noted expert on ethics responsibilities.

    is Ira Sponsible is a person's name here? i think Sponsible doesnt sound like a surname. but i didnt found it in dictionary also. is there any chance that sponsible means responsible, i.e. responsible person Ira?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kat2006 View Post
    My special guest will be Ira Sponsible, a noted expert on ethics responsibilities.

    is Ira Sponsible is a person's name here? i think Sponsible doesnt sound like a surname. but i didnt found it in dictionary also. is there any chance that sponsible means responsible, i.e. responsible person Ira?
    It is a play on words, meaning: I are responsible -- or, correctly, I am responsible.

    I RA Sponsible.

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    Re: Sponsible

    I think it more likely that it's a play on words around "irresponsible", which sounds quite like the false name "Ira Sponsible".
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: Sponsible

    thanks you two. your explanations do make sense. just it made a difficulty to translate

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