The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:48 am

Thanks. What does it mean if a few seemingly innocuous words can cause political "silliness"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:01 am

Crisp uniform - very neatly presented, clean and pressed / ironed so that the required creases stand out

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:43 pm

Thanks.
What does wouldn’t have it. mean in:

When a man at a Minnesota rally announced into the microphone that he was afraid of having me as a president, McCain wouldn’t have it.

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Re: The English Language

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:55 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:43 pm
Thanks.
What does wouldn’t have it. mean in:

When a man at a Minnesota rally announced into the microphone that he was afraid of having me as a president, McCain wouldn’t have it.
It means that someone at a rally suggested that Obama would be a danger as President and McCain opposed that suggestion ("wouldn't have it").

You may have seen that McCain's gracious concession speech when he lost to Obama has recently been shown again on broadcast media, as it displays a markedly different attitude and approach to that of Trump.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:28 am

Thanks.
How does pushing back differ from objecting?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:47 pm

What does it mean to temper one's mood?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Reg Clucas » Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:42 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:47 pm
What does it mean to temper one's mood?
Temper, as a verb, means to modify or reduce. So in this context it would usually mean to calm down if one was angry.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:43 pm

Reg Clucas wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:42 pm
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:47 pm
What does it mean to temper one's mood?
Temper, as a verb, means to modify or reduce. So in this context it would usually mean to calm down if one was angry.
This was my first thought also, but the next sentences talks about Toot being terminally ill

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:51 am

What is a metallic cough

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:33 am

"metallic cough" - rasping, dry cough - do others agree?!

"Temper one's mood ... This was my first thought also, but the next sentences talks about Toot being terminally ill" - Reg Clucas has explained this term correctly and I don't see why you think the next sentence suggests otherwise - can you explain / give the fully context?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:18 pm

Happy Birthday Soheil.
Hope you had a good day.
From Simon.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:30 am

Thank you very much.
Yes I had a good day Yesterday

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:48 am

Andy Stoker wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:33 am
"metallic cough" - rasping, dry cough - do others agree?!

"Temper one's mood ... This was my first thought also, but the next sentences talks about Toot being terminally ill" - Reg Clucas has explained this term correctly and I don't see why you think the next sentence suggests otherwise - can you explain / give the fully context?
First of all, I should thank for the attention and all the help I get on this forum.
The context is:
MORE THAN ANYTHING campaign-related, it was news out of Hawaii that tempered my mood in October’s waning days. Maya called, saying the doctors
didn’t think Toot would last much longer, perhaps no more than a week.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:34 am

How to correct this line?
Results of TPM would be compared with RNN-based networks, which is believed to be the most prominent algorithm for time-series prediction.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Reg Clucas » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:22 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:48 am
Andy Stoker wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:33 am

"Temper one's mood ... This was my first thought also, but the next sentences talks about Toot being terminally ill" - Reg Clucas has explained this term correctly and I don't see why you think the next sentence suggests otherwise - can you explain / give the fully context?
The context is:
MORE THAN ANYTHING campaign-related, it was news out of Hawaii that tempered my mood in October’s waning days. Maya called, saying the doctors
didn’t think Toot would last much longer, perhaps no more than a week.
OK, in that case the implication is that he was in a good mood, but the call reduced his good mood.

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