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Sorry, Katie

Posted by Word Camel on October 18, 2002

In Reply to: Putting your foot in your mouth posted by Katie Wallace on October 18, 2002

: : What would be the exact meaning and connotation of this one? My friend says "When you speak of someone "putting their foot in their mouth", it means that they spoke thoughtlessly, or made a brash comment without realizing that someone around might find the statement offensive. It does NOT apply to when someone makes an ordinary statement and someone else doesn't understand it or takes it the wrong way."
: : But I think it's when you say something without taking account of what the connotation of what your saying might be. Such as when you ask a heaveset woman when her due date is, only to find that she's not pregnant. Clearly there's no misunderstanding there, and she didn't take it the wrong way. The issue is in what you said.
: : Thanks for helping clear this up!

: Hi -- I need help. Can someone please translate the sentence "Please do not put the empty carton back into the refrigerator" into Latin for me? I would greatly appreciate it.
: Thanks, Katie

We have stopped doing (l-word) translations here. This is really a forum for discussing phrases in English but because we did one or two translations, Google picked it up and refers people here. (shhh don't mention the "l-word")

I'm enclosing a link, courtesy of a kindly Woodchuck, that will take you to some place that can help you.

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