Tune of a different drummer

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hi momentum! :smile:

(hmm … since you have a Latin name, I thought you could speak Latin! :biggrin:)

"per se" is one of those Latin phrases which are used fairly regularly in English.

A literal translation is "through itself" (per = through, se = himself/itself).

In practice, it means "by itself" or "in itself" or "by its very nature".

In your example, it means that light is not naturally damaging, it is damaging only if there is too much.

(for other Latin phrases used in English, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per_se_(phrase)" [Broken] :wink:)

Aaah ...so simple , cute explanation . It was beautiful. very much helpful. Thanks for your time.
 
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please look at this English text...

At the signing book people can buy the book, have it signed by a stand-in, and even buy more financial advice.

what does 'stand-in' means ?
 
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At the signing book people can buy the book, have it signed by a stand-in, and even buy more financial advice.

what does 'stand-in' means ?

"Stand-in" usually means a person who shows up in place of another person. This person stands in the role of the original person. In this case it would seem that someone would be signing the book in place of the author though I have never heard of such a thing with regard to book signings. Perhaps I am missing something from the context.
 
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"Stand-in" usually means a person who shows up in place of another person. This person stands in the role of the original person. In this case it would seem that someone would be signing the book in place of the author though I have never heard of such a thing with regard to book signings. Perhaps I am missing something from the context.

thanks ...that helped me a lot.
 
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please look at this English text...

At the signing book people can buy the book, have it signed by a stand-in, and even buy more financial advice.

what does 'stand-in' means ?

"Stand-in" means "substitute".

The sentence may be taken out of context, but from what I can tell it means you can buy a book that is signed by someone who is not the writer.

As far as buying financial advice...I'll give some for fee. Never pay extra for a book that is signed by the author, and never, ever pay extra for a book that is signed by a stand-in.


If you buy the book, momentum, I'll sign it for free :tongue2:.
 
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As far as buying financial advice...I'll give some for fee.

I know this is a typo, but it is a typo with sweet irony, don't you agree? :biggrin:
 
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I know this is a typo, but it is a typo with sweet irony, don't you agree? :biggrin:

...ahahhaah...Lol!
 
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please see some text ...

Winners Adam Ovariano and his wife Teresa hired professionals to asymmetrically mount the
massive painting onto the mantle above their fireplace.


what is "asymmetrically mount" ? I am not clear with this text . Need help on this. Can you please explain this ?
 
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Winners Adam Ovariano and his wife Teresa hired professionals to asymmetrically mount the
massive painting onto the mantle above their fireplace.


what is "asymmetrically mount" ? I am not clear with this text . Need help on this. Can you please explain this ?

Its an interesting wording. I am unsure of what exactly it would mean. "Asymmetrical" roughly means "uneven" or the opposite of "symmetrical". "Mount" in this case seems to mean that they were hanging the painting, or fixing it to the wall. I am under the impression that something about the construction of the wall prevented them from using standard mounting brackets, which would normally be fixed to the wall on the studs in a symmetrical pattern to evenly distribute the weight of the painting.

It is also possible that the painting is meant to be displayed in an asymmetrical fashion such as a painting consisting of multiple canvases or panels that are to be placed at differing heights.
An example...
Chinese_dragon_canvas_prints_canvas_printing_multi_panel_home_decor.jpg
 
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very nice. Thanks for your post. Thanks for your time.
 
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very nice. Thanks for your post. Thanks for your time.
Momentum, you seem to be reading bad books, and poorly translated ones.
 
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please see some text ...

CapitalYay feels that the decrease in the size of technological items is only a sign of the growing population.


Can you please explain the meaning of 'decrease in the size of technological items'
 
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CapitalYay feels that the decrease in the size of technological items is only a sign of the growing population.


Can you please explain the meaning of 'decrease in the size of technological items'

I believe it means the actual physical size of any particular electronic device. Such as smaller cellphones, mp3 players, laptops, ect which is a definite trend in some places. My mp3 player is about the size of a book of matches.
 
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I believe it means the actual physical size of any particular electronic device. Such as smaller cellphones, mp3 players, laptops, ect which is a definite trend in some places. My mp3 player is about the size of a book of matches.

That's what I thought too, but I can't figure out why shrinking electronics is "only a sign of the growing population". The fact that I don't want my cell phone to be the size of a brick has nothing to do with population :confused:.
 
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That's what I thought too, but I can't figure out why shrinking electronics is "only a sign of the growing population". The fact that I don't want my cell phone to be the size of a brick has nothing to do with population :confused:.

Yeah, I had trouble with the idea behind the statement too. Didn't really want to side track into a discussion on that though.
 
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please look at this English text...


To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers would have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economical detriments of fertility.


what does this word means "social and economical detriments of fertility" ?

I understand individual words though but when it combined what does it mean ? what detriments ? I don't understand this.....Could you please elaborate this part ?
 
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To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers would have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economical detriments of fertility.


what does this word means "social and economical detriments of fertility" ?

I understand individual words though but when it combined what does it mean ? what detriments ? I don't understand this.....Could you please elaborate this part ?
Its an interesting choice of words. I am under the impression they are referring to "the social and economic detriment" of having many children.
 
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Its an interesting choice of words. I am under the impression they are referring to "the social and economic detriment" of having many children.



detriment = damage.


population forecast ---->demographer have to know ---->social and economic detriment damage.

I don't get the connection here.

what the demographer have to know social and economic detriment damage to forecast a population ? is it really an important parameter ? is it used in other countries ?

Could you please throw some light on this part ?
 
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detriment = damage.
No.
Detriment = disadvantage


examples:
"Increased financial stress is one of the detriments of a larger family size."
"We are already in dire straits financially, we can have more children, but to our detriment."
 
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I'm still not clear . how it is connected here.
 
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please look at this English text...


To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers would have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economical detriments of fertility.


what does this word means "social and economical detriments of fertility" ?

I understand individual words though but when it combined what does it mean ? what detriments ? I don't understand this.....Could you please elaborate this part ?

Well it's not clear what they mean. If I had to guess, I think what they were trying to say is:

To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers would have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economical effects on fertility.
 
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Further corrected, IMO:
To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers would have to know a great deal more than now about the negative social and economical effects on fertility.
 

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