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Flanker
Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2018 12:07:45 PM
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What's the meaning of ",as in ..." often used in colloquial speach ? some quotes for an example:

Yes. Old-fashioned, as in "good."

Well, I guess I'll take happy as in "happy about this old-fashioned family breakfast."
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:16:54 AM

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The question needs more context.

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:02:25 AM

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Flanker wrote:
What's the meaning of ",as in ..." often used in colloquial speach ? some quotes for an example:

Yes. Old-fashioned, as in "good."

Well, I guess I'll take happy as in "happy about this old-fashioned family breakfast."


The sense of it is "as this example illustrates". You can also think of it as "this is equal to that".

In your examples, "old-fashioned" is equal to "good".

And "happy" is equal to "happy about this old-fashioned family breakfast".

If you think such a breakfast is a good and happy thing to experience, then that kind of "happy" is what you want.

It can also be used in a negative way to suggest that something is "bad".
"It's an unpleasant experience, as in going to the dentist."


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palapaguy
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:02:35 AM

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Lots of definitions here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=as+in&oq=as+in&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l3j0l2.6515j0j7&client=ubuntu&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:11:37 AM

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Hi palapaguy.

For some odd reason, your link takes me to a search for "as".
This forum cuts links at the first "+" plus-sign.

This is the full link you had.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Flanker
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:14:13 AM
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Thank you
To add some contextual expanding to the previous example(Now guess where I got it fromThink )
Mrs Hill quits her job to become a full-time housewife, which quite suits Mr Hill when he says at the breakfast:

I'll take happy(a plate of food arranged in "a happy facial expression") as in "happy about this old-fashioned family breakfast"

So if I got it right this may be transformed into: "I'll take happy as it illustrates(reminds me of, makes me feel again...) the notion of being happy about this old-fashioned family breakfast"
Also depending on the context ", as in" could be substituted for "that is", "like" e.t.c.
Yes. Old-fashioned,that is "good."
"It's an unpleasant experience like going to the dentist."





TMe
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:27:18 AM

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'for example'. IMO

I am a layman.
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:37:07 AM

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Flanker wrote:
Thank you
To add some contextual expanding to the previous example(Now guess where I got it fromThink )
Mrs Hill quits her job to become a full-time housewife, which quite suits Mr Hill when he says at the breakfast:

I'll take happy(a plate of food arranged in "a happy facial expression") as in "happy about this old-fashioned family breakfast"

So if I got it right this may be transformed into: "I'll take happy as it illustrates(reminds me of, makes me feel again...) the notion of being happy about this old-fashioned family breakfast"
Also depending on the context ", as in" could be substituted for "that is", "like" e.t.c.
Yes. Old-fashioned,that is "good."
"It's an unpleasant experience like going to the dentist."

You have it right. It sounds as if you understand it well.






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