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    DOUBT in this text:

    Hello friends, I am Brazilian and I have a doubt in this text:
    Steve Harris says: “When we did our first couple of gigs at the Cart and Horses, we had a phone call behind the bar one night, and still to this day I don't know whether it was a fucking wind-up or what, but someone phoned up and said, 'We're called Iron Maiden and you can't use the name,' and all this, but I just said, 'That's tough shit, because we're called Iron Maiden, so bollocks!' I must admit, I was all bravado on the phone, but when I came away I thought, 'Oh shit,' 'cause if they had registered it - you know, even though we were only playing pubs - then we wouldn't have been able to use it, and by then I was really set on it. But we never actually heard any more, so it might have been one of my mates winding me up, doing a northern accent. I don't know." (IRON MAIDEN OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY 1998)
    In this text, Steve Harris:
    A) DON’T known about the existence of other band called “iron maiden” before the phone call.
    B) Known about the existence of other band called “iron maiden” before the phone call.
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    Re: DOUBT in this text:

    A) I don't know whether it was a fucking wind-up or what, ...
    => He didn't know if the person on the phone was joking or serious about not being allowed to use the name Iron Maiden.
    I don't understand your second question.


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    Re: DOUBT in this text:

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    A) I don't know whether it was a fucking wind-up or what, ...

    => He didn't know if the person on the phone was joking or serious about not being allowed to use the name Iron Maiden.
    I don't understand your second question.
    OK, but my doubt is:

    A) He didn't know if the person on the phone was joking or serious about the existence of other band called "iron maiden"

    B) He didn't know if the person on the phone was joking or serious about this other band registered or not the name "iron maiden". (In this case, he known about other band called iron maiden)

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    Re: DOUBT in this text:

    He didn't know, and, at the time, he didn't really care if there was a band by the same name.


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    Re: DOUBT in this text:

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    He didn't know, and, at the time, he didn't really care if there was a band by the same name.
    Why "at the time, he didn't really care if there was a band by the same name" ????


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    Re: DOUBT in this text:

    My doubt is:

    A) He didn't know if the person on the phone was joking or serious about the existence of other band called "iron maiden". (He don't known about the existence of other band called iron maiden)

    B) He didn't know if the person on the phone was joking or serious about this other band registered or not the name "iron maiden". (In this case, he known about other band called iron maiden)


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    Re: DOUBT in this text:

    Someone help me??

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    Re: DOUBT in this text:

    Originally Posted by Soup
    He didn't know, and, at the time, he didn't really care if there was a band by the same name.

    This, in my opinion, is the correct interpretation.

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