Posted by Michael on November 12, 2003
In Reply to: Re: :Anybody to help me out ? (continued) posted by ESC on November 12, 2003
: I appreciate hearing back from people who have posted inquiries.
: My former boss was from Iraq. One day he asked me what an expressionin a headline meant (Problems dog agency) and said he was still trying to learn the language after 30+ years in the U.S. I got him a copy of "Hog on Ice" by Charles Earle Funk and one for myself. That, and the realization that not everyone was familiar with the country sayings I grew up with, was the beginning of my obsession with phrases.
I think it's just normal to say thanks, you've been of really great help.
I have been surfing quite a while on the Net, the best dictionnary online that I found was the Merriam-Webster. For phrases and sayings, I will stay with this forum. For slang I didn't get much, but enough to survive though, and for translation to French from US English, it's just "forget about it !".
Sooooooo, reading you, I guess the next thing to do will be to get "Hog on Ice"! In Paris it might be quite a challenge, but we never know ! I shop a Saint-Germain-des-Prés little English bookstore jam-packed from the floor to the ceiling with second hand books, they may have that.
Talk to you later, thanks again,