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British convertibles paradox

Posted by Word Camel on October 13, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Women in convertibles posted by Lotg on October 13, 2004

: : : : : : : : : : Fiona may be 18 but she barely looks it.
: : : : : : : : : : Shouldn't that be she barely looks like one?

: : : : : : : : : : Does the "she barely looks it* make sense

: : : : : : : : : : thanks

: : : : : : : : : Yes.

: : : : : : : : Do we get a photo of this bare 18 year old Fiona or am I on the worng shelf of the internet?

: : : : : : : : You could make the meaning clearer by saying "Fiona bare, hardly looks 18"...

: : : : : : : Harrumph. This is not the Phrase Finders I know. On the other hand, we quote e.e. cummings: "A pretty girl who naked is, is worth a million statues."

: : : : : : To answer the original question: the quoted sentence means that Fiona looks very young, perhaps younger than 18.

: : : : : As Ms. Berg says, "barely" here means "scarcely" or "only just".

: : : : it's not fair - stimulating the imagination that way.

: : : : ...and that after me having seen a convertible with a striking dark-haired woman - Number plate? "I Dyd" !!!
: : : : (absolute truth! Near Guildford yesterday)

: : : That's just down the road from me (the A3 to be precise). Was she mad? It was bloody chilly yesterday.

: : Does the reference to a convertible have anything to with Acme's theory? (For those who've been away, Acme opined that women in high end convertibles are highly skilled at fel*tio. So, when a poster (especially male) mentions a woman in a convertible, he may be referring to this).

: Ahhh Bookworm. I think it's highly likely that was Rude Boy's intent. Methinks the convertible theory will live on for some time in the memories, wishes and dreams of some of the PFrs.

I remember hearing/reading that the British buy more convertibles than any other country in Europe. I do know that a sixth of all BMW sales are convertibles. This always struck me as a bit poignant given the lack of sun. It's the sort of consumerist equivalent of Monty Python's "Always Look On the Bright Side of Life."