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Posted by Francis X. (188.8.131.52) on May 06, 2002 at 23:26:53:
In Reply to: Re: Nylon or Gut strings posted by Andy Seed on May 06, 2002 at 12:23:34:
: Sorry Olivier I didn`t know that English wasn`t you`re main language but it`s when you say at the end "What else do you want ?" that makes it sound sarcastic . It makes it look like you`re saying "O.K you`ve got this , you`ve got that so what the hell more DO you want? " . I apologise for the misunderstanding .
How easily misunderstandings occur when we are not familiar with idiomatic expressions! In my hometown of New York City the rhetorical question "So what else do you want?" implies that the recipient is either deficient in knowledge or is making an unreasonable request. The phrase "What more could you ask for?" implies that the object is more than satisfactory,yet adds no judgement about the recipient's request.
Glad that I could clear that up for you,now SOD OFF!
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