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Cambios de forma, no de fondo


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Old September 24, 2009, 07:26 AM
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Cambios de forma, no de fondo

Does it mean changes on paper only- in reality it's business as usual.
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Old September 24, 2009, 11:54 AM
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In what context is it used?
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Old September 24, 2009, 02:05 PM
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Correct, Poli.

It means that changes have only been said, not done.

Like when a recently passed law has no enforcement mechanisms.
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Old September 24, 2009, 08:35 PM
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Perhaps it could be translated as "lip service" or "empty talk".
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I would take it as:

Change in the way business is going to be conducted, but not the business itself?

So it is business as usual.

Maybe more context is in order.
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