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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000852.txt from 2001/05

From: Lacy Schroeder <LacyS@-----.org>
Subj: RE: [kl] Biting?
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 17:13:53 -0400

And you can also say, "Man, that bites!" meaning that something is terrible.

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> From: Bilwright@-----.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 4:14 PM
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> Subject: Re: [kl] Biting?
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>
> <><> Tony Wakefield wrote:
> Who "bites" man?
>
>
>
> Hi, Tony. "Bites" could have several meanings even to an
> American. It could mean "sting" as in when you apply
> disinfectant to a
> wound and then say "Ouch! That bites!" It could also mean "retaliate
> gently but firmly", as when an animal thiks that a playful
> slap was too
> severe and "bites back".
>
> Cheers,
> Bill
>
>
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