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Re^3: Some recent DNA threads

by Argel (Prior)
on May 09, 2012 at 20:18 UTC ( #969691=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread Some recent DNA threads

"Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid" is a colloquialism and should not be taken literally. It's downright scary that some of you are. Well, not really, but that's another colloquialism. Ironic given that poor "written English skills" are part of the OP's complaint.

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Re^4: Some recent DNA threads
by Anonymous Monk on May 09, 2012 at 20:33 UTC

    "Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid" is a colloquialism and should not be taken literally. It's downright scary that some of you are. Well, not really, but that's another colloquialism. Ironic given that poor "written English skills" are part of the OP's complaint.

    No it isn't, its a tagline from a movie -- you have no idea what it means, or what sundialsvc4 meant by it, the only safe meaning is the literal meaning

      Sorry, but a literal interpretation does not match the common usage today, which is more along the lines of "be concerned" than actual fear. And being a tag line from a movie actually supports that it is a colloquialism!

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        Sorry, but a literal interpretation does not match the common usage today ...

        Didn't you notice the italics sundialsvc4 uses? If thats not an indication of "I'm being serious, seriously, colloquialism not!" then I don't know what is

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