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jl2315 Post time: 2012-2-14 05:51
While people rarely (but not never) say "wish upon a meteor", it is definitely OK to say "Look, a  ...

But that is not the context of the cartoon ..........

It is clearly based upon 'Wish upon a star' .......

Not 'Wish upon a meteor' ........

There is no such thing ........  

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expatter Post time: 2012-2-13 22:34
But that is not the context of the cartoon ..........

It is clearly based upon 'Wish upon a star' ...
There is no such thing ........  
Take a look here: Wish Upon a Meteor
If you google for "wish upon a meteor", you will see many examples in which "meteor" and "shooting star" are used interchangeably.

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Post time 2012-2-14 11:53:25 |Display all floors
Man:Look! Meteor!
Women: Hurry up! Let's make a wish!
Man and Women: Hoping the price of houses would go down so that we could buy a partment for ourselves.
Meteor: Sorry! This dream will hard to realize.

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expatter Post time: 2012-2-14 11:34
But that is not the context of the cartoon ..........

It is clearly based upon 'Wish upon a star' ...

And might I suggest that if you wish to chastise me in the future for being too early to post or other such protocol ........

Or even seneca for publically stating that I didn't post at all, and dereliction of duty (twice) ........

And even a discussion about language content on which we disagree  .......

That it would be better to use the PM and not this visible interface ........

Because someone might get eggsplattered .......

And no one likes that  .........   



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expatter Post time: 2012-2-13 22:58
And might I suggest that if you wish to chastise me in the future for being too early to post or o ...

I'd say "remind"(友情提醒)rather than "chastise".  {:soso_e140:}

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Post time 2012-2-14 12:49:10 |Display all floors
jl2315 Post time: 2012-2-14 12:40
I'd say "remind"(友情提醒)rather than "chastise".

The PM works just as well for that word as well .........



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Post time 2012-2-14 16:25:32 |Display all floors
This post was edited by kelemum at 2012-2-14 16:36

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