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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

Local Milk People ???

Can someone translate – I only speak English.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Aug 2017 11:27 a.m. PST

That's a one person idiom.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

Couples have idioms of their own too.

Like, whenever we watch a movie where a character seems overly alarmed when they stand on the scale and discover how much they weigh, my wife and I will often say that they've reached "critical masitas".

No one else understands what that really means but, then again, it's not meant for everyone else. :)

Dan

Private Matter07 Aug 2017 6:07 a.m. PST

I think local milk people means dairy farmers. Or it could me milkmen (if any still exist).

My wife and I have our own idioms as well, however, I do not use those idioms when I am addressing my clients, gathering of friends, giving public presentations, or any other place where my target audience wouldn't have a clue as to what I was referring.

I don't know if I have the quote exactly right but I think it was G.B. Shaw who said something along the lines of: "It is better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt." I may not have it exactly right or credited to the right person but it does make sense.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Private Matter: "It is better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."

Lol. That quote sounds very familiar to me, and not just because it sounds as if the author was rephrasing a passage from Proverbs. :)

Dan
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Private Matter07 Aug 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

Thanks for the clarifying Dan.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 2:23 p.m. PST

Anytime!

Dan

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