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    Default Questions about English language & grammar

    answer : j.f.kenndy is 50th president of usa.

    question : ?????????????(tell me how to make this question)


    thanks in advance
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    Who was the 50th president of the United States?

    or

    What presidential number was J.F.K.?

    **on a side note.. I don't think J.F.K. was the 50th president hehe so just in case that wasn't a quick sample question you may want to check that out to be sure before you ask..

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    Question: What number president was John Fitzgerald Kennedy?

    Answer: He was thirty-fith (35th) Presedent of the United States Of America

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    Hi everybody!
    It's not a music post, but I'll appreciate your assistance.
    I'm just a student. And I wanna hone my skils in spoken english language.
    Would anybody talk to me by Skype in english?
    Please e-mail me at: quaker@dr.com
    Thank you kindly!!!

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    PM me and I'll teach you

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    Default Help with English language

    english is not my mother tougue - my english vocabulary is very small

    so i don't understand meaning of idiomatic expressions very well


    today, i found 2 idioms i couldn't understand exactly

    one was 'milk-eyed' and the other was 'bag of weed'

    milk-eyed means just 'eyes colored milky-white' ? or it means something different and significant, for instance 'blind'?

    'bag of weed' has a different meaning something connected slang ..?



    hum ... i don't know -

    plz, help me

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    "Bag of weed" might be some new rhyming slang made up by someone

    rhyming slang is like this:

    apples and pears = stairs
    dog and bone = telephone


    but some kids nowadays make up slang with with rhymes noone understands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrot-flowers View Post
    english is not my mother tougue - my english vocabulary is very small

    so i don't understand meaning of idiomatic expressions very well today, i found 2 idioms i couldn't understand exactly

    one was 'milk-eyed' and the other was 'bag of weed'

    milk-eyed means just 'eyes colored milky-white' ? or it means something different and significant, for instance 'blind'?

    'bag of weed' has a different meaning something connected slang ..?

    plz, help me
    Bag of weed most probably simply refers to a bag of illegal smoking substances. [eg grass/cannabis/marijuana sold in a small bag]

    I always thought "milk eyed" derived from a baby calf who can hardly see anything other than where to get it's mother's milk. And was then used to describe some innocent person who has only one point of view.

    [And in a similar way to how calling a person green-eyed with jealousy would not really mean they had green coloured eyes]

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    Default what is meaning of jam?

    hello every one

    pls tell me what is the meaning of "jam" in michael's song which is named "jam" i know the meanings of jam but it has some different meanings what it means here?


    go with it jam

    much for me to jam

    jam jam here comes the man hot damn


    It Ain't Too Much Stuff
    It Ain't Too Much
    It Ain't Too
    Much For Me To
    Jam

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    Hi ya'll! I hope someone can help me! I can't seem to understand what this sentence mean. I try to uncovered it but I can't seem to do it! Here is the sentence: I have written about boon-doggles on bankers' row and sleight of hand at Seventh Avenue fashion houses.

    P.S I know that this is the wrong section to write this or maybe even the wrong forum but I did it anyways. And the reason why I didn't write this in the general section is because it seems it doesn't let me.

    Thanks in advance!

    Edit: I think I wrote the word boon-doggles wrong. It could be boondoggles. Sorry!!!! What a mess lmao!

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    Boondoggle is a term for a scheme that wastes time and money.
    Bankers' Row is the name many cities call the street or area where the financial institutions are located.
    Sleight of hand refers to the execution of tricks by magicians or sometimes cheats.
    Seventh Avenue fashion houses is most likely the avenue [Seventh] that is known as Fashion Avenue in Manhattan where it is the centre of the garment and fashion industry.

    Hope that helps.


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    Thank you very much Scott! That helped alot! P.S Cool nickname and avatar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FindLyric View Post
    Thank you very much Scott! That helped alot! P.S Cool nickname and avatar!
    Thanks.

    Always happy to help where possible..

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    No one has replied to this??? And it's such a good question!!

    Jam is a term from the late 1960's and early 70's. Michael is from that era. Simply, it means to let the music flow, to let it go ..... to let the musicians make it whatever it wants to be .... to lose restraints, and to allow creative energy to take control.

    So, the idea is probably as old as the history of music

    But sometimes, in live performances, jam can be planned or staged. So it isn't really "jam" because it's not spontaneous.

    I'm sure that it can be explained more simply, or better. But does this help?

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    Check out any live performance by the grateful dead, phish, widespread panic, umphrey's mcGee, or moe. for examples of jams. I love it.

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    To "jam" in music means a group of musicians playing freely and seeing what comes out of it.

    Jam can also mean a sticky substance, usually made from fruit and sugar used to coat toast or scones or cakes for a breakfast or midmorning treat.

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    thank you so much for helping me

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    in this instance, jam is also a homonym if the music video is taken into consideration.

    the video has michael jackson teaching basketball legend michael jordan how to dance and michael jordan teaching michael jackson how to play basketball. thus the alternate meaning to jam = to dunk a basketball.

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    No, "dunk" means to dunk, "jam" means to play

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