The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:57 pm

If they miss they fall to their death.
Always climb with a partner, ropes and 3 points of contact.

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Re: The English Language

Post by John McKenna » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:45 pm

Safe and sound advice from Nick, above.
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Thanks.
What does determined mean in:
It is responsible for the hesitation that delays some free-soloing rock climbers hundreds of feet above the ground from grabbing a tiny handhold during a crux move; it is determined to prevent them from continuing their ascent
"It" is fear and (it is as if) fear is intent on preventing (determined to prevent) the climbers from continuing - by causing them to hesitate.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:07 am

John McKenna wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:45 pm
Safe and sound advice from Nick, above.
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Thanks.
What does determined mean in:
It is responsible for the hesitation that delays some free-soloing rock climbers hundreds of feet above the ground from grabbing a tiny handhold during a crux move; it is determined to prevent them from continuing their ascent
"It" is fear and (it is as if) fear is intent on preventing (determined to prevent) the climbers from continuing - by causing them to hesitate.
"it" is fear, or handhold?

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Re: The English Language

Post by John McKenna » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:27 am

"It" is undoubtedly fear (fear of missing the handhold) that prevents them from continuing up in the situation described.

Of course fear itself has no intent/determination to do anything in itself but fear is a reaction to danger in animals in general and in humans it (fear) can seem take on a life of its own and become an obstacle that seems determined to prevent a person from continuing to carry on with a dangerous or difficult task.

People have to be determined to conquer their fear(s) if humanly possible. However, their fear sometimes seems more determined to defeat them than they are to conquer it.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:10 pm

Thanks

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:12 pm

What does it mean to Keep the party going?

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:25 pm

"Party" here can be a metaphor for any ongoing activity or state of affairs. What's the context?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:53 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:25 pm
"Party" here can be a metaphor for any ongoing activity or state of affairs. What's the context?
Other metaphors used in the same or a similar context could be
"add fuel to the fire"
"bring up the reserves"

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:33 am

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:25 pm
"Party" here can be a metaphor for any ongoing activity or state of affairs. What's the context?
About the subprime mortgage market, that everyone was happy when the prices were going up: buyers, developers, banks, etc. Not to mention furniture retailers, newspapmdepartments

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:36 am

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:25 pm
"Party" here can be a metaphor for any ongoing activity or state of affairs. What's the context?
About the subprime mortgage market, that everyone was happy when the prices were going up: buyers, developers, banks, etc. Not to mention furniture retailers, carpet manufacturers, newspaper advertising departments, all of which had every reason to keep the party going.
It is two paragraphs, in the new obama book, pp 182-3

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:45 am

In that case, I think it means that all those businesses had every reason to encourage prices to go up and act as if they would continue to do so.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:10 pm

Thanks.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:24 pm

What does it mean if banks pull back on lending?

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Re: The English Language

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:43 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:24 pm
What does it mean if banks pull back on lending?
It means that they restrict lending. This happened after the 2008 financial crisis, when banks were required to strengthen their balance sheet by regulators across the world. Are you referring to Obama's memoirs of that period?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:24 pm

What's the difference between sheer amount and large amount?

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