"American English Idioms - Local Milk People" Topic
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| 20thmaine ||04 Aug 2017 12:24 p.m. PST|
Local Milk People ???
Can someone translate – I only speak English.
|boy wundyr x ||04 Aug 2017 12:27 p.m. PST|
That's a one person idiom.
| Cacique Caribe ||05 Aug 2017 7:08 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. :)
| Private Matter ||07 Aug 2017 7:07 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.
| Cacique Caribe ||07 Aug 2017 11:20 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. :)
| Private Matter ||07 Aug 2017 1:53 p.m. PST|
Thanks for the clarifying Dan.
| Cacique Caribe ||07 Aug 2017 3:23 p.m. PST|