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Old October 12, 2009, 06:19 AM
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Likewise I saw it this morning I´m uncapable of understanding it. Any help ?
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Old October 12, 2009, 06:47 AM
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Likewise I saw it this morning I´m uncapable of understanding it. Any help ?
It is Robert Burns, and it's not usually worth trying to understand it. In this case, however, it's saying that a man is a man regardless of social or wealth status. Egalitarianism.
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Old October 12, 2009, 10:11 AM
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Likewise I saw it this morning I´m uncapable of understanding it. Any help ?
a' is short for all here. "For all that" "a pesar de todo eso".
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