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    Question No beer makes Homer something something

    Hello! This is about American cartoon-The Simpsons. Homer Simpson said to himself unhappily, "No TV and no beer make Homer something something."

    I think he meant he is unhappy without TV and beer. But I wonder whether the expression of "make someone something something" is usual in the US or other native English speaking countrines.

    Can I say, "Not to learn English make me something something" in a funny way?

    Many thanks!

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    Re: No beer makes Homer something something

    It's a reference to the book/film The Shining. In The Shining, the line that Jack Nicholson says is "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," before going on a rampage with an axe and trying to kill his family. And if I remember correctly, that's what happens to Homer when he has no TV or beer. He says "something something" because he can't remember the end of the rhyme.

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    Re: No beer makes Homer something something

    Hi!

    Thank you for your illumination! I see.

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    Re: No beer makes Homer something something

    Here's another idea"

    "Something, something" is also an expression of "I don't know what" or "this and that" or "whatever", or "besides myself".

    Kind of like you aren't sure, but it's implied in the situation.

    pronounced "sumptin', sumptin"

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    Re: No beer makes Homer something something

    Hello susiedqq,

    Thank you for your answer. I'm glad to learn this.

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