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Thread poster: Ritu Bhanot

Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:25
Member (2006)
French to Hindi
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Aug 25, 2006

Here's something very interesting from NETA community... something I received in an e-mail and want it to share with everyone.

The bartender decides, however, that since he's only had tenor so patrons,
the soprano out in the bathroom, and everything has become alto much treble,
he needs a rest -- and closes the bar.

I like it and will share with my music teacher partner. But this last paragraph leaves me somewhat confused. Is there a typo somewhere, or am I just missing the pun?

The response:

soprano out=soap ran out
tenor so patrons=ten or so patrons
alto much treble=all too much trouble

needs a rest/closes the bar can just be read in musical terms.

At least, this is my reading. Best,

Well... hope u enjoy it as much as I did.



[Edited at 2006-08-25 06:19]

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Teresa Bento  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:25
English to Portuguese
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Interesting indeed Aug 25, 2006

Thanks for sharing. That's a good example of linguistic missunderstanding, as well a as funny sentence.

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