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Café / Re: Black country speak
« Last post by Darryl on Today at 09:27:09 am »
 :D :D :D :D It just didn't suit him. Obviously not bespoke.
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Café / Re: Went to the jewellers in Dudley.. (Black Country Joke)
« Last post by Darryl on Today at 09:21:49 am »
 ;D. Love it.
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Language Questions / Re: not six-feet tall
« Last post by admin on Today at 08:54:00 am »
a - yes
d - yes. But as it is an adjectival construction, "feet" stays singular = six foot tall.
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Language Questions / not six-feet tall
« Last post by azz on Today at 08:43:34 am »
Can one say
a. A group of not well-educated people are very happy with the new measures.
b. A group of people not well-educated are very happy with the new measures.
c. b. A group of people, not well-educated, are very happy with the new measures.

d. A man, not six-feet tall, walked into a store.

?

Does (d)  mean that the man was shorter than six feet?

Many thanks.
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Café / Went to the jewellers in Dudley.. (Black Country Joke)
« Last post by admin on June 24, 2018, 07:30:48 pm »
Went to the jewellers in Dudley..

con ya mek mi a gold statue of mi dog?

'e sed "18 carat?"

I sed "na chewin a boon".

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Café / Black country speak
« Last post by admin on June 24, 2018, 07:24:48 pm »
the fella went fishing down the cut and cought a whale .his mucka asked him what yo do. Bloke said chucked it back in cos it had no spokes un it
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Language Questions / Re: move forward
« Last post by Takashi on June 24, 2018, 05:26:48 pm »
Thank you very much, Mr Baker!

I really appreciate it.

Takashi
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Language Questions / Re: move forward
« Last post by admin on June 24, 2018, 04:34:54 pm »
No one makes any progress - they stay where they are.
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Language Questions / move forward
« Last post by Takashi on June 24, 2018, 03:20:01 pm »
I'd appreciate it if you could help me with the underlined part.

"Suppose a worker accepts a slightly riskier job for slightly higher pay. The extra money buys a house whose size, in absolute terms, isn’t enough to compensate for the reduction in safety. But that house is larger in relative terms, too, and that makes the difference. Now the exchange is attractive on balance. Similar incentives apply to everyone else, though, so when all workers sacrifice safety in the hope of buying a relatively larger house, no one moves forward. They are like spectators in a sporting event: All stand to get a better view, yet no one sees any better than before."

Could you tell me which of the following is closes in meaning to "no one moves forward."   
 [ 1. nobody decides   2. everyone steps back   3. everyone stands alone   4. no one volunteers  5. nobody benefits]

It seems to me that (5. nobody benefits) is the closest one.   Could you tell me if I am correct on this?
Could you also tell me if the phrase "move forward" has such a meaning? Or should it be that "move forward" is just "move forward," and, based on the context, especially based on what the last sentence says, it could be interpreted as such, figuratively?

Thank you very much.

Takashi
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Café / Re: GDPR
« Last post by Bertha on June 21, 2018, 12:05:45 pm »
I had some of those, too, Davel. 
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