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    #1

    Can you, please, re-phrase it?

    1) How difficult can it be to get yourself a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning? If you are Britney Spears there is no knowing.
    Last edited by PINKGREAT; 23-Oct-2008 at 01:50.


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    Re: Can you, please, re-phrase it?

    They make sense as they stand. The first sentence is a rhetorical question, to which no answer is really expected. The second sentence is implying that Britney Spears may be so stupid that she cannot even make a cup of coffee for herself. She finds it too difficult to manage.

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    #3

    Re: Can you, please, re-phrase it?

    What is a synonim to:

    'Get yourself a cup of coffee!'


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    Re: Can you, please, re-phrase it?

    What do you mean by synonym? [[ A synonym is a word that means the same as another word, or more or less the same].

    Another way of saying this might be "There is coffee in the pot. Pour a cup for yourself" OR "Help yourself to coffee".

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