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Language Questions / Re: ---- it was not much south of three
« Last post by Darryl on Today at 02:34:56 am »
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Language Questions / Re: ---- it was not much south of three
« Last post by admin on February 21, 2018, 03:22:47 pm »
 :-X
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Language Questions / Re: Omit the verb in a 'when' phrase
« Last post by Juveniler on February 21, 2018, 08:38:23 am »
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Café / Re: English inner clichés?
« Last post by Juveniler on February 21, 2018, 08:36:58 am »
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Language Questions / Re: ---- it was not much south of three
« Last post by Darryl on February 21, 2018, 08:29:52 am »
Yes, I'll concede that it would mean after three. I'm a long way south of New York.  :)
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Language Questions / Re: ---- it was not much south of three
« Last post by admin on February 20, 2018, 09:14:46 pm »
Whether it is because Darryl is in the Southern hemisphere and, therefore, all the clocks are upside down (!) but I would agree that in the UK it would mean "a little after three".
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Language Questions / Re: ---- it was not much south of three
« Last post by Darryl on February 20, 2018, 07:24:14 am »
I have heard similar expressions referring to time. Not much south of three would a bit before three o'çlock.  Perhaps it comes from the minute hand of the clock approaching the top of the hour, but is still some way 'south'. 
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Language Questions / ---- it was not much south of three
« Last post by t k on February 20, 2018, 03:09:52 am »
When he arrived downtown it was not much south of three and Anthroresearch Associates was in an uproar.  (from V. by Thomas Pynchon; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain it was not much south of three.  I thought that it might mean "it was not much past three".  Thanks.  --- tk
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Language Questions / Re: ---- bursting straight skirts of the Street
« Last post by admin on February 19, 2018, 09:40:09 am »
over-spilling the edges of the road
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Language Questions / Re: with which to
« Last post by Darryl on February 19, 2018, 09:23:58 am »
On first reading, 'with which to prove' sounded a bit odd. After some reflection I agree it would work OK.  :)
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