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Old June 30, 2010, 02:00 PM
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If something happens every 60 seconds on the hour, what does that mean exactly?
Does it mean that it's happening every minute during that hour?
I think it should read:

Every 60 minutes on the hour, or even better Every hour, on the hour.

The bus passes my house every hour, on the hour. This means it arrives at exactly 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, 3 o'clock etc.

Have you read Kipling's IF?

It ends:

If you can fill each unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
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Old June 30, 2010, 02:59 PM
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Ok. En castellano.

¿Suena bien esto?

Cada 60 segundos de una hora nace un bebé

¿O suena mejor?

Cada minuto de una hora nace un bebé
Yeah.
Also those phrases could sound well.

Every 60 second to leave embarrassed a women.
Every 60 second you have a good thinking.
Every 60 second I have less life. This is true
Every 60 second you have a new cell in your body.

I daresay every 60 second someone cry for a familiar.

Every 60 second a kid consume a drug on my country.

Every 60 second I check the new post
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Every 60 second to leave embarrassed a women.

Did you mean to say .....

Every 60 seconds a woman becomes pregnant?

OR

Every 60 seconds a woman is left embarrassed? (which I don't think makes sense) but you can elaborate as to what this means.....

JPablo

It is possible that a person logs in to the web every 60 seconds (of course not the same person).

Don't you agree?
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Old June 30, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Yes, this is understood. The title of the thread is literally what I got to translate... I.e., it was not my invention...
Well, thank you all for your views. Always enriching!

Oh wow, I was answering Perikles with the above, but I missed Brute, Crotalito and Elaine posts...
Well, I'll give some more thought to these last ones, and read them more calmly, but to answer Elaine, yes, what you say is totally possible, and having the full context, without invalidating any of the other comments given here, I am 99% sure that is what is meant. At any rate, thank y'all!
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I've never heard this saying before.. 'every sixty seconds on the hour' sounds kind of funky to me.. every minute of the hour as someone mentioned sounds a lot more common to me.. I'm not saying it's wrong just giving my input that I've never heard it before.
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Old June 30, 2010, 10:40 PM
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Have you read Kipling's IF?
It ends:
If you can fill each unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
Yes, Brute, thank you for your input. I read "If" recently too. AWESOME poem. [I think I started a thread on it, asking for the best Spanish version, and got a couple decent ones... although as Perikles said, the original IS the real McCoy... or the real Mackay... (not Perikles words, but just 'paraphrasing' in the sense that poetry is untranslatable by definition)]
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I've never heard this saying before.. 'every sixty seconds on the hour' sounds kind of funky to me.. every minute of the hour as someone mentioned sounds a lot more common to me.. I'm not saying it's wrong just giving my input that I've never heard it before.
Yup, I never heard it myself... (that's why asked about it) The writer originating it, or saying it, being a highly and polished English native... he could make myself and others 'go native' in other senses... "Mi... no comprender". (But just joking now!)
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I've never heard this saying before.. 'every sixty seconds on the hour' sounds kind of funky to me.. every minute of the hour as someone mentioned sounds a lot more common to me.. I'm not saying it's wrong just giving my input that I've never heard it before.
I don't know why you haven't heard that expression before, but that phrase is very common and it's a really.

Every sixty seconds something else ask the same here in the forums

It was a joke in really.
Don't take the phrase as an aggression.

Sincerely yours.
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I don't know why you haven't heard that expression before, but that phrase is very common and it's a really.

Every sixty seconds something else ask the same here in the forums

It was a joke in really.
Don't take the phrase as an aggression.

Sincerely yours.
I've heard every sixty seconds all the time, just not the 'on the hour' part.
Seconds and hours don't seem to mix as someone already pointed out...
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Let to check it.

I agree with your point.
Although every second is important so it being a hour or minute.
Anyway is the same.

You agree with me if I tell you every second in the life is like to money it's gone so fast.
In comparative with the money the second is not renewable.

I dare say what the life is important every second you have.
Only we have to think about it.
And we shouldn't wait to the end of our life.
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