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  1. thedaffodils's Avatar
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    #1

    Smile We are so cooked=?

    After attending the spectacular closing ceremony at the Beijing Olympics and feeling the vibrations from hundreds of Chinese drummers pulsating in my own chest, I was tempted to conclude two things: “Holy mackerel, the energy coming out of this country is unrivaled.” And, two: “We are so cooked. Start teaching your kids Mandarin.”
    Hello! The paragraph I quoted is an excerpt from New York Times.

    We are so cooked=?

    Thanks!


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    Re: We are so cooked=?

    We have been outdone. We cannot match what has been done. We must start to learn Mandarin in order to be able to stay in competition with such amazing organization.

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    #3

    Re: We are so cooked=?

    An extension of this metaphor is the very colloquial: 'I'm done. Stick a fork in me and turn me over'.

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    #4

    Smile Re: We are so cooked=?

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your help. I got it.

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    #5

    Smile Re: We are so cooked=?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'I'm done. Stick a fork in me and turn me over'.
    Hi Bob,

    Really, can I?

    Obviously, the slang is derived from BBQ.

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