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jl2315 Post time: 2012-2-14 03:36
"Meteor", "falling star" and "shooting star" are actually different names for the same astronomical ...

I repeat ........

I cannot go with the idea of wishing on a falling/shooting meteor or even meteorite  ..........

It is not colloquial/idiomatic English and is unheard of  ..........

There is no such thing .......... !

You can wish on a star ........

But that is it ........

Whatever 'star' means to you .........


As in 'kick the bucket' ........

There is no kick and no bucket ..........

That is maybe why there is more than one judge so that they can assess separately .......

To produce a result collectively .........


Bless you ..........  





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1584austin Post time: 2012-2-14 03:53
Bu yong ke qi la wo de hao peng you

我不会说写中文吧

OK  ........

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No bad words  .......   




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SPACEMARINE Post time: 2012-2-14 00:45
You know ive noticed the guy who does these cartoons is a really boring person. All he can do is com ...

OK .......

Spacy  .......

Next week best 'new caption' award ......

Let's see what you got boy ..........   



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expatter Post time: 2012-2-14 04:00
OK  ........

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Aziz I would!! Oops I mean Azif I would

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jl2315 Post time: 2012-2-13 13:24
The translation by matt605 (post #12) is by far the best entry in this contest.  My second pick, at  ...
context, and "meteor" should be acceptable, too, although it is used less frequently.



It is never used as it is not part of the English language  ............   

Full stop .......... !
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expatter Post time: 2012-2-13 16:08
It is never used as it is not part of the English language  ............   

Full stop ....... ...

While people rarely (but not never) say "wish upon a meteor", it is definitely OK to say "Look, a meteor!" when you see one, and then proceed to make a wish, if you believe in such things.

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This post was edited by Lono_Sainoa at 2012-2-14 11:20

Man: Look! A Comet! (but lets make a wish anyway because there arent any shooting stars around)

Woman: Hurry! Make a wish!

Man & Woman: We ask that the housing prices could be lower, and that we can get a house of our own soon!

Comet (pretending to be a Shooting Star): Sorry, this wish is nearly impossible to grant!

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