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Old December 24, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Question Places all over hell and creation

The idea I get is in places anywhere and everywhere... but with an hyperbolic exaggerated sense...

I would translate it like,
"lugares por todo lo habido y por haber"
"todos los lugares posibles"

Probably there is an Spanish idiomatic way to say it, like "por el cielo, el infierno y el purgatorio incluidos"... but not quite sure if there is a nice concise Spanish cliché that would match the nice register of this English way of expression...

Any ideas always welcome!
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Old December 25, 2010, 03:28 AM
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Where on Earth* did you come across this phrase? It's not an idiom I recognise.


* Ba-da-bum.
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Seriously, pjt? It's a phrase I've heard & used many times, myself. Maybe it's a Yankee thing...
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Seriously, pjt? It's a phrase I've heard & used many times, myself. Maybe it's a Yankee thing...
I've never heard it either. Perhaps it's a Creationist thing.
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I've never heard it either. Perhaps it's a Creationist thing.
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I've never heard it either. Perhaps it's a Creationist thing.
Surely any Creationist would tell you that Hell is part of Creation, for all that it isn't listed in Genesis 1?
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"todos los mundos conocidos y por conocer"
"desde el cielo al infierno"
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"Hasta el infinito y más allá"
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Surely any Creationist would tell you that Hell is part of Creation, for all that it isn't listed in Genesis 1?
Good point, but anyone capable of being a Creationist will not have logical consistency as a high priority.
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Some Latin Americans I know use: hice un champú del territorio.
THough not nearly a hyperbolic as the hell -and -creation term it does
indicate a careful an methodic search for something. It usually involves
shopping. Hice un champú de la calle 14 buscando el regalo perfecto.

I think this is used in Spain.
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Hey, thank you all!
I must particularly thank Sosia, as he is the one who gives me the options that best fit my contest... I mean, my context!

I take this is an American "creationist", "generativist" kind of thing... given that it sounds "alien" to you British people... but I take it must be used all over Hell, Heaven, Creation and half of the next dimension... (the 5th or the 6th dimension...) (Just kidding, here, I am still trying to figure out all the details of the film "Inception"... so pay no attention to my "excursions...")

At any rate, thank you again... and happy holiday season!
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