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Old May 10, 2008, 01:31 PM
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I didn´t actually mention your size, because honestly, I´m not sure.
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Anyway, I was trying to write slang... You pull my legs? How you guessed I'm little?
I'm sorry to insist. I think I heard these expressions a number of times. Of course, I know you turned them into proper English. But I'm still confused. Jane, don't you think the sentences I wrote are somehow right? Are they, at least, correct when talking?
I do need an explanation on this. Thank you very much!
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Old May 11, 2008, 02:30 PM
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Anyway, I was trying to write slang... You pull my legs? How you guessed I'm little?
I'm sorry to insist. I think I heard these expressions a number of times. Of course, I know you turned them into proper English. But I'm still confused. Jane, don't you think the sentences I wrote are somehow right? Are they, at least, correct when talking?
I do need an explanation on this. Thank you very much!
The "correct" slang would be:

You pullin' my leg? How'd ya guess I'm so little? (I'd use short instead of little).

Then if you translate that into "correct" English, it would be.

Are you pulling my leg? How did you guess I'm little?

Note that the expression uses leg in the singular, not the plural and also the present progressive (to be + gerund) sounds a lot better than the simple present tense. Hope that helps.
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Thanks a lot, David. You've helped a lot!
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You're very welcome Alfonso. And let me add that in spoken English, it's very common to speak like the first example I gave.
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David, pienso que es una idea maravillosa lo que haces in varios hilos respecto a como funciona el habla informal. (Y Alfonso, espero que notes cuanto utilizo las cosas que me has enseñado, como "el habla informal".)
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Y tu Gatito, tienes mucho más conocimiento de la gramática formal que yo podría esperar aprender en mil años. Espero también aprender de tí.
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¡Mierda! Ya me siento humilde ante tu conocimiento de ambos idiomas. Si existe algo de lo cual conozca yo un poco, sería las procedencias/etomologías de las palabras. Pero el maestro verdadero es Rusty.

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Pero el maestro verdadero es Rusty.
¡Felicidades Rusty, tú eres el verdadero maestro!
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Anyway, I was trying to write slang... You pull my legs? How you guessed I'm little?
I'm sorry to insist. I think I heard these expressions a number of times. Of course, I know you turned them into proper English. But I'm still confused. Jane, don't you think the sentences I wrote are somehow right? Are they, at least, correct when talking?
I do need an explanation on this. Thank you very much!
I just saw this Alfonso.
Your questions have been well answered by David.
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