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Old March 25, 2008, 01:26 PM
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You should say, "how do I say this in English?"
You would say, I put my foot in my mouth in English or less commonly, I laid a square egg.

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Thanks a lot, Poli.
¿Un huevo cuadrado?
I put my foot in my mouth... I laid a square egg... Two expressions I will have to use very often.

Regarding Iris's contributions, what does she says about a red carpet? And, why does she think that bimbos are blonde?
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Old March 25, 2008, 02:02 PM
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There's something about dumb blondes that is almost accepted. Some people say, " I had a blonde moment." Significa que por un momento hice algo estupido pero benigno. Dumb bimbo es mucho más despectivo.
Ten cuidad con eso... you can really put your foot in your mouth with that one.
¿Has oído: Hice un arroz con mango? Significa puse un huevo cuadrado
porque el arroz no mezcla bien con el mango según los caribeños. Estoy
de acuerdo, pero una vez lo vi en un menú en un restaurante tailandés.
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There's something about dumb blondes that is almost accepted. Some people say, " I had a blonde moment." Significa que por un momento hice algo estúpido pero benigno. Dumb bimbo es mucho más despectivo.
Ten cuidado con eso... you can really put your foot in your mouth with that one.
¿Has oído: Hice un arroz con mango? Significa puse un huevo cuadrado
porque el arroz no mezcla bien con el mango según los caribeños. Estoy
de acuerdo, pero una vez lo vi en un menú en un restaurante tailandés.
Finally, you took the dictionary! Great!
I didn't know that about rice and mango. I will use it as soon as possible, maybe tomorrow!
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Old March 25, 2008, 03:50 PM
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The moment I open my mouth I put my foot in it.
(Don't worry, the bimbos would have understood you all the same)
To give somebody the red carpet treatment means to treat them well. (Remember the colour of the carpet at the Oscars ceremony)
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The moment I open my mouth I put my foot in it.
(Don't worry, the bimbos would have understood you all the same)
To give somebody the red carpet treatment means to treat them well. (Remember the colour of the carpet at the Oscars ceremony)

Alfonso, It´s the kind of treatment you don´t get or expect always... the Oscars come only once a year.
Right, Iris?
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Thanks a lot, Jane, for your clarifying apportion.
I guess I'll spent most of the time vacuuming the carpet, no matter if it's red or not.
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So I had a red carpet treatment but now I don't even have floor under my feet.
As we say in Spanish, if I opened a circus, my dwarfs would grow up.
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