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    #1

    translation please

    "They just sort of sit there. And it doesn't matter what you say to 'em.... It's mashed potatoes but no gravy."

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    #2

    Re: translation please

    A little more context might help. However - mashed potatoes without gravy will be bland and flavourless.

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    I know where you got this... it's a quote from Billy Bob Thornton about Canadian audiences being less than expressive.... Here, he means the minimum is there, but nothing special, nothing extra, nothing more than the minimum of applause etc.

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    Re: translation please

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I know where you got this... it's a quote from Billy Bob Thornton about Canadian audiences being less than expressive.... Here, he means the minimum is there, but nothing special, nothing extra, nothing more than the minimum of applause etc.
    yes, that's where I found the sentence.
    unfortunate sentence, isn't it?
    if one is polite enough not to throw chairs into the air, then they are inexpressive?
    maybe his music isn't that good, right?

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    #5

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    I agree. We can be Spartan, but can also get very rowdy and expressive. It's sour grapes.

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    #6

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    Canadians are the best. A perfect balance between everything.

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