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    laid back language

    I would like to know what does it mean "English is such a laid back language?

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    Re: laid back language

    What's the context? It could mean, or rather to me it means that English doesn't always follow the traditional rules of its grammar.



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    Re: laid back language

    Yes, it can be that. I read it in a forum, but I haven't found the phrasal verb in any dictionary.

    Thank you

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    Re: laid back language

    Quote Originally Posted by sadeadu View Post
    Yes, it can be that. I read it in a forum, but I haven't found the phrasal verb in any dictionary.

    Thank you
    Hola tronco, es que hay que saber buscar!
    (Hi mate, only you didn't look in the right place!)

    laid-back
    Adjective
    1. unhurried and relaxed; "an easygoing pace"; "a mellow conversation"
    (synonym) easygoing, mellow
    (similar) relaxed, at ease

    info taken from babylon.com

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    Oops, beat by Soup Kid, the fastest keyboard in the West!



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    Re: laid back language

    I haven't explain myself properly. I found the sources that you mention, but not the context I was searching for, or maybe I didn't know to interpret it.
    Should I understand so that laid back language can mean relaxed language (in the sense of not following the rules)?

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    It would surely help if we knew the context. Guessing the meaning of a sentence by itself is a bit difficult, it is for me anyway.

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    Re: laid back language

    Quote Originally Posted by sadeadu View Post
    I haven't explain myself properly. I found the sources that you mention, but not the context I was searching for, or maybe I didn't know to interpret it.
    Should I understand so that laid back language can mean relaxed language (in the sense of not following the rules)?
    Yes, English is not strict with the rules.
    But let's keep it well-balanced and not make it horizontal.


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    Re: laid back language

    I think is quite clear, being the context a discussion forum on language. It seems to me that the first answer to my post is perfect.

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