Student or Learner
This is the headline of and article in a today's newspaper and I wonder what is the real meaning of it, please.
The article talks about the lack of numbers displayed on the front of many properties in the city of Toronto and the decision of fixing the problem and demanding that the owners put the number on the buildings facade.
My doubt is: Does ‘’fixed address’’ mean ‘’repaired address’’, a reference to the fact that the address is ‘’broken’’ because there is no visible number on the building or… does ‘’fixed’’ mean the same as ‘’permanent’’, ‘’still’’, ‘’that doesn’t move’’?
Last edited by jctgf; 31-Dec-2008 at 13:01.
The headline 'No Fixed Address' is also, it seems, a pun on NFA, no fixed abode, which is the designation given to homeless people.
Last edited by jctgf; 31-Dec-2008 at 23:17.
Is it natural English to say that I have a fixed phone line to mean a land line? Yes it is.
Happy New Year to you too.