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xxxCHENOUMI  Identity Verified
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Sep 29, 2003

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Hey there. You are a very good translator and were extremely helpful. I wanted to know if you could do me a big favor and translate:

I've moved away, but I still want to be with you. I think about you all the time and I really miss you. I'm willing to put everything behind us and start over new. I stil love you and you are the only one I want to be with. I miss every part of you especially **Tyson**. Call me when you get this message. Love
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I first thought of a person, since the name is capitalized, but I wonder why the sentence would be phrased that way. Is it a slang for what I'm thinking of?

I've already searched for contextual references and examples of usage for "Tyson" with "that" connotation - including the slang web sites that Rita provided us with - to no avail.

Unless there is no occurrence of usage in US or British English at all, I'm strongly inclined to believe that "Tyson" is not a person here, but... "it", the real part, personified.

Awaiting your take on it,
Sandra


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Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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you're probably right Sep 29, 2003

CHENOUMI wrote:

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Hey there. You are a very good translator and were extremely helpful. I wanted to know if you could do me a big favor and translate:

I've moved away, but I still want to be with you. I think about you all the time and I really miss you. I'm willing to put everything behind us and start over new. I stil love you and you are the only one I want to be with. I miss every part of you especially **Tyson**. Call me when you get this message. Love
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I first thought of a person, since the name is capitalized, but I wonder why the sentence would be phrased that way. Is it a slang for what I'm thinking of?

I've already searched for contextual references and examples of usage for "Tyson" with "that" connotation - including the slang web sites that Rita provided us with - to no avail.

Unless there is no occurrence of usage in US or British English at all, I'm strongly inclined to believe that "Tyson" is not a person here, but... "it", the real part, personified.

Awaiting your take on it,
Sandra



I am guessing this is a reference to boxer Mike Tyson. He is known for being the feisty, trouble making kind...

Either that, or it's the name of someone's dog/cat/parrot...but I doubt it

Has anyone else noticed this site is being used increasingly to mediate in multilingual matters of the heart?

Cheers,

Susana Galilea
Accredited Translator, EUTI
sgalilea@ispwest.com
www.accentonspanish.com


P.S. On the other hand, if you're doing this as a favor for someone you don't even know, I can't see why you would want to waste any time trying to figure out his/her meaning. Couldn't you just ask the person (discretely)?



[Edited at 2003-10-31 22:19]


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xxxCHENOUMI  Identity Verified
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Hola Susana, :) Sep 29, 2003

Susana Galilea wrote:

P.S. On the other hand, if you're doing this as a favor for someone you don't even know, I can't see why you would want to waste any time trying to figure out his/her meaning. Couldn't you just ask the person (discretely)?


I was not interested in doing the favor at all, you know me. Then, "Tyson" became a translation challenge for me. Third, I didn't want to look stupid to her, by asking the question...
I finally braced myself last week to inquire more about it, but with my Compuserve ordeal, (still unresolved), I'm yet to receive a clarification.

P.S. The linguistic clues that I got from the sentence: "I miss every part of you especially Tyson.[/b]", coupled with my basic hunch - woman intuition - tell me that it is highly unlikely that another woman, in this particular context of romantic plea, would be sorely missing her partner's "dog, cat or parrot"..., more so than himself...

Regards,


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Suzanne Blangsted  Identity Verified
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Tyson Sep 30, 2003

I would leave that name as is. In that sentence it appears to be a sexual reference. Some People give strange names to sex or sex organs, here obviously with a bite to it.

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xxxT_Herrmann  Identity Verified
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Think he's got a little boxing "Mike"? ;-) Sep 30, 2003

BLANGSTED wrote:

I would leave that name as is. In that sentence it appears to be a sexual reference. Some People give strange names to sex or sex organs, here obviously with a bite to it.


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Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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you'd be amazed... Sep 30, 2003

CHENOUMI wrote:
P.S. The linguistic clues that I got from the sentence: "I miss every part of you especially Tyson.[/b]", coupled with my basic hunch - woman intuition - tell me that it is highly unlikely that another woman, in this particular context of romantic plea, would be sorely missing her partner's "dog, cat or parrot"..., more so than himself...



Hola Sandra,

Actually, that was a joke...although you'd be amazed how many people end up missing their ex's pet(s) more than their ex

Not in this case, obviously...

Are we being frivolouZ yet?

Cheers,

S.G.

[Edited at 2003-10-31 22:19]


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Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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Please use KudoZ area Sep 30, 2003

Sandra,
this question should be asked in the KudoZ area which is specially designed for the purpose. I'm sure you will get a lot of repsonses from English Mono community.

Thanks,
Magda


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xxxCHENOUMI  Identity Verified
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The ProZ experience Sep 30, 2003

Susana Galilea wrote:

Hola Sandra,

Actually, that was a joke...although you'd be amazed how many people end up missing their ex's pet(s) more than their ex

Are we being frivolouZ yet?

Cheers,


Susana, Susana...
I would never thought 1 year ago, that I could be that frivolouZ, but that's part of the ProZ experience... Receiving strange requests, responding to odd queries even if it takes us to a special boxing ring.

What a way to celebrate St Jerome's day! With a Tysonic twist.

Happy St Jerome's Day!


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xxxCHENOUMI  Identity Verified
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So I was right then... Sep 30, 2003

BLANGSTED wrote:

I would leave that name as is. In that sentence it appears to be a sexual reference. Some People give strange names to sex or sex organs, here obviously with a bite to it.


Thanks for your input, Blangsted. Come to think of it, you're probably right too. I still don't get any confirmation from native speakers as to whether the name is a slang word or simply an affectionate nickname given to Sir Tyson.


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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matters of the heart Sep 30, 2003

Susana Galilea wrote:

Has anyone else noticed this site is being used increasingly to mediate in multilingual matters of the heart?

[Edited at 2003-09-29 23:45]


Yep, definitely!


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Borana Moisiu
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Agree with Blangsted Sep 30, 2003

I would leave it as it is. I think it is a proper name that only those two individuals know between them. Good luck,
Borana


BLANGSTED wrote:

I would leave that name as is. In that sentence it appears to be a sexual reference. Some People give strange names to sex or sex organs, here obviously with a bite to it.


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xxxLinguaText
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simple-minded and sexual reference Sep 30, 2003

in some sense, but you like his courage and skill, which I can tell. Good wishes to little "Mike" and yourself and let's celebrate the holiday. will be moving, but keep in touch.
CHENOUMI wrote:

BLANGSTED wrote:

I would leave that name as is. In that sentence it appears to be a sexual reference. Some People give strange names to sex or sex organs, here obviously with a bite to it.


Thanks for your input, Blangsted. Come to think of it, you're probably right too. I still don't get any confirmation from native speakers as to whether the name is a slang word or simply an affectionate nickname given to Sir Tyson.


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xxxCHENOUMI  Identity Verified
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No more doubt. Oct 4, 2003

It was a name for something of his !!!


From the Tyson-deprived lady, herself!

So it was, a matter
By women
For women
Well done ladies!

[Edited at 2003-10-04 20:43]


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