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    Post Question: they took out Monopoly money, and more.

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    Dr. Laura: So? That's her problem. Well, just say, "Honey, I love you, you're my kid, and I don't want to disown you. If you want to get a job, and move out, and pay your own expenses, you can stay out as late as you want, although when you have a job, you're going to be tired in the morning. So you will find you will end up not staying out." I remember I watched it a bit-the Bill Cosby, the original show, The Bill Cosby Show. The son started giving his father crap about how "I'm going to get a job, and I'm going to do whatever I want," so what they did is they took out Monopoly money.

    Carol: I remember that, with Theo.

    Dr. Laura: Remember that? Yeah. And he took out the amount of money that he'd be making each week, and then he took out first for the IRS, then he took out gas. And by the time it was down, it was a negative number, and Theo didn't complain anymore.

    Question-1.
    I know that A Monopoly is something that is the subject of such control, as a commodity or service.

    So what is "Monoploy money"? Does it have a special meaning?

    Question-2.
    a phrase "take out" have some meanings.

    so above senteces, a word "took out" used four times.

    1.they took out Monopoly money.
    2. he took out the amount of money that he'd be making each week
    3. he took out first for the IRS
    4. he took out gas

    so all, does it used as the meaning of "Extract or remove"?

    if it is true, then what's the meaning of "he took out first for the IRS"?

    Question-3.
    "by the time it was down, it was a negative number".

    I don't understand well. what's mean?
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    re: Question: they took out Monopoly money, and more.

    Monopoly money is play money. It is used in a board game called Monopoly.

    take out - remove; subtract (the meaning used here; there are others, to be sure)

    negative number - less than zero






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    Re: Question: they took out Monopoly money, and more.

    Thanks.

    still, I have some questions.

    by the time it was down, it was a negative number
    => what's the mean of "it was down" in above main sentence?

    also, he took out first for the IRS => what's mean?

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    Re: Question: they took out Monopoly money, and more.

    by the time it was down - by the time it was done; by the time he was done


    IRS = Internal Revenue Service (tax people)




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    Re: Question: they took out Monopoly money, and more.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Monopoly money is play money. It is used in a board game called Monopoly.

    take out - remove; subtract (the meaning used here; there are others, to be sure)

    negative number - less than zero





    But the UE list doesn't tell the whole story. Most of the 'take out's in that excerpt do mean 'Remove/subtract', but the first one means 'Find - in a place of storage - and display' They went to a cupboard, took out the box containing the Monopoly stuff, counted out a month's salary, and said "Here's the money I get every month. The IRS [=the taxman] takes this much..."

    (I suppose that first definition could be called a special case of 'remove', but only if you assume that the Monopoly things were stored away in the first place.)

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    Re: Question: they took out Monopoly money, and more.

    Quote Originally Posted by KIMJONGEUN View Post
    Thanks.

    still, I have some questions.

    by the time it was down, it was a negative number
    => what's the mean of "it was down" in above main sentence?
    "it was down" = the wad of 'money' representing the month's salary was down to zero.
    My previous post explains IRS - it's the <something> Revenue Service. The UK equivalent is called "the Inland Revenue".

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    Thanks Bobk.

    I can understand more well as your additional explanation.

    again, RonBee, Bobk thanks you ^^
    Last edited by KIMJONGEUN; 04-Jun-2008 at 11:52.

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    Re: Question: they took out Monopoly money, and more.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    But the UE list doesn't tell the whole story. Most of the 'take out's in that excerpt do mean 'Remove/subtract', but the first one means 'Find - in a place of storage - and display' They went to a cupboard, took out the box containing the Monopoly stuff, counted out a month's salary, and said "Here's the money I get every month. The IRS [=the taxman] takes this much..."

    (I suppose that first definition could be called a special case of 'remove', but only if you assume that the Monopoly things were stored away in the first place.)

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    One possible interpretation is indeed that they removed it from where it was. (It's the same action in any case.)



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    Re: Question: they took out Monopoly money, and more.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    My previous post explains IRS - it's the <something> Revenue Service. The UK equivalent is called "the Inland Revenue".

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    The "I" in IRS stands for Internal (or, jokingly, Infernal).



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    Re: Question: they took out Monopoly money, and more.

    Suggestions, corrections in blue.

    Quote Originally Posted by KIMJONGEUN View Post
    Thanks Bobk.

    I can understand more well as your additional explanation.

    again, RonBee, Bobk thanks you ^^
    Thanks BobK. I can understand it better due to your additional explanation. RonBee, BobK--thank you!


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