• Indecent question

    From Alexander Koryagin@2:221/6 to All on Sunday, August 02, 2020 23:05:16
    Hi, All!

    Can "hemorrhoid" be the synonym of a problem or very unpleasant
    experience in English?

    For instance, "It was a real hemorrhoid to run the new Windows on an old computer."

    :)

    Bye, All!
    Alexander Koryagin

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  • From Anton Shepelev@2:221/6 to Alexander Koryagin on Monday, August 03, 2020 00:47:16
    Alexander Koryagin:

    Can "hemorrhoid" be the synonym of a problem or
    very unpleasant experience in English?

    For instance, "It was a real hemorrhoid to run
    the new Windows on an old computer."

    I believe the reason for Alexander's question is
    that in everyday Russian `hemorroid' is the literal
    and figurative equivalent of the English PITA.

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  • From Dallas Hinton@1:153/7715 to Alexander Koryagin on Sunday, August 02, 2020 20:22:21
    Hi Alexander -- on Aug 02 2020 at 23:05, you wrote:

    Can "hemorrhoid" be the synonym of a problem or very unpleasant
    experience in English?

    For instance, "It was a real hemorrhoid to run the new Windows on an old computer."

    Simple answer, "no". "Hermorroid" is a noun (so is the more commonly
    used plural.


    Cheers... Dallas

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  • From Dallas Hinton@1:153/7715 to Anton Shepelev on Sunday, August 02, 2020 20:25:01
    Hi Anton -- on Aug 03 2020 at 00:47, you wrote:

    I believe the reason for Alexander's question is
    that in everyday Russian `hemorroid' is the literal
    and figurative equivalent of the English PITA.

    I agree -- but I'm afraid it's not possible to be a direct translation!
    :-)

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  • From Alexander Koryagin@2:221/6 to Dallas Hinton on Monday, August 03, 2020 22:07:46
    Hi, Dallas Hinton! -> Anton Shepelev
    I read your message from 02.08.2020 20:25


    I believe the reason for Alexander's question is that in everyday
    Russian!?! hemorroid' is the literal and figurative equivalent of
    the English PITA.

    I agree -- but I'm afraid it's not possible to be a direct
    translation!

    Well, so I had been probably understood correctly when I told what the
    Earth would be for the aliens in case of contact. :=)

    Bye, Dallas!
    Alexander Koryagin
    english_tutor 2020

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  • From Alexander Koryagin@2:221/6 to Dallas Hinton on Monday, August 03, 2020 22:14:22
    correction

    Hi, Dallas Hinton-> Alexander Koryagin
    I read your message from 02.08.2020 20:22

    I believe the reason for Alexander's question is that in everyday
    Russian!?! hemorroid' is the literal and figurative equivalent of
    the English PITA.

    I agree -- but I'm afraid it's not possible to be a direct
    translation!

    Well, so I had _NOT_ been probably understood correctly when I told what
    the Earth would be for the aliens in case of contact. :=)

    Bye, Dallas!
    Alexander Koryagin
    english_tutor 2020

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  • From Dallas Hinton@1:153/7715 to Alexander Koryagin on Monday, August 03, 2020 16:14:41
    Hi, Alexander -- on Aug 03 2020 at 22:14, you wrote:

    Well, so I had _NOT_ been probably understood correctly when I told what the Earth would be for the aliens in case of contact. :=)

    I suspect aliens might not get the meaning, but Earth people probably
    would! :-)


    Cheers... Dallas

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  • From Anton Shepelev@2:221/6 to Dallas Hinton on Tuesday, August 04, 2020 13:22:34
    Dallas Hinton:

    I suspect aliens might not get the meaning, but Earth
    people probably would! :-)

    The aliens would get the thing trying to understand the
    meaning :-)

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