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English translation: it’s quite obvious (it's so obvious, it wouldn't deserve a prize)

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English term or phrase:no prizes for guessing
English translation:it’s quite obvious (it's so obvious, it wouldn't deserve a prize)
Entered by: Sven Petersson
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04:59 Apr 7, 2008
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Slang / seafarers’ slang
English term or phrase: no prizes for guessing
In a list of seafarers’ slang I met a comment, which sounded strange to me - (no prizes for guessing what the rhyme is!)
Kindly tell me whether guessing the rhyme was actually so easy that it deserved no prizes.
The whole entry says -
•starboard list = a seafarer has one of these when he has had too much to drink (no prizes for guessing what the rhyme is!)
TIA
koundelev
Local time: 13:58
it’s quite obvious
Explanation:
:o)
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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 12:58
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Thank you very much!
Many thanks to all supporters!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +10it’s quite obvious
Sven Petersson


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +10
it’s quite obvious


Explanation:
:o)

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 12:58
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
Thank you very much!
Many thanks to all supporters!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: Yes, it's SO obvious, it wouldn't deserve a prize
1 hr
  -> Thank you very much!

agree  Jack Doughty
1 hr
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agree  David Moore: Hi Sven: it's actually very common surrency - not restricted to seafarers at all (despite where you heard it!)
2 hrs
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agree  veratek
4 hrs
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agree  Vicky Nash
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agree  Gary D
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agree  Can Altinbay
8 hrs
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agree  NancyLynn: because the rhyme is "pissed" for "list", which means drunk. I don't get a prize for this!! also agree w/ David Moore.
11 hrs
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agree  Phong Le
19 hrs
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agree  V_N
7 days
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Changes made by editors
Apr 8, 2008 - Changes made by Sven Petersson:
Created KOG entryKudoZ term » KOG term
Apr 7, 2008 - Changes made by Tony M:
LevelPRO » Non-PRO


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