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English translation: lack of coordination/wobbly

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20:29 Nov 27, 2006
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / slang
English term or phrase: You've got a case of the bumbles!
Computer game. An old woman is talking to a kid that just crashed with the skate and says "You've got a case of the bumbles!"

Any idea of what it might mean?
Thank you.


Sorry, no forther context http://www.proz.com/post/460068
Alain Dellepiane
Japan
Local time: 04:41
English translation:lack of coordination/wobbly
Explanation:
botch: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
stumble: walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

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Definitions of bumble on the Web

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just means "lack of balance"
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David Hollywood
Local time: 16:41
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5 +3lack of coordination/wobbly
David Hollywood


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
you've got a case of the bumbles!
lack of coordination/wobbly


Explanation:
botch: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
stumble: walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

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Note added at 3 mins (2006-11-27 20:32:40 GMT)
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Definitions of bumble on the Web

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Note added at 4 mins (2006-11-27 20:33:27 GMT)
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just means "lack of balance"

David Hollywood
Local time: 16:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 110
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agree  jccantrell: would be my guess.
11 mins
  -> thanks jcc :)

agree  Tony M: Yes, 'bumbling around' like a 'bumble bee'; blunder around
49 mins
  -> thanks Tony :)

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
2 days 22 hrs
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Nov 27, 2006 - Changes made by Tony M:
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