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(Expression) Do you like donuts? Options
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 8:05:55 AM
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Dear Fellow Learners:

Here is an American expression that you may occasionally hear or read. In fact, you may even want to use it someday!


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Mona: The capital of Germany is Berlin.

Raul: No, it isn't.

Mona: Yes, it is.

Raul: No, it isn't.

Mona: I bet you dollars to donuts that it is.

Raul: Oh, I see. You are so confident that you are right that you will give me dollars if you are wrong, but I have to give you only donuts if I am wrong.

Mona: Correct.

Raul: Let me check this book. (15-second pause) Oh my God! You are right, and I am wrong.

Mona: Remember, please: I like coconut donuts.





I wish you all a nice weekend!
hedy mmm
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:06:17 AM

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TheParser, I bet YOU dollars to donuts that Raul will not honor that bet with Mona...she'll be salivating all the way to 'Dunkin' Donuts' to buy her own coconut donuts (my favorite too!).Dancing

That scoundrel Raul must be tall, dark and handsome (why else would she still be with him?). He's not learned, actually he may be smart but he's really stupid Brick wall ...he doesn't appreciate or deserve Mona...it has been suggested that Mona shoot him or leave him, but she won't...Think maybe she's a wuss.

Anywho, TheParser, you also have a wonderful weekend...I'm heading out to 'Dunkin' Donuts'...this thread made me hungry.

hedy

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:46:33 AM
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hedy mmm wrote:
I'm heading out to 'Dunkin' Donuts'...this thread made me hungry.



I love donuts/doughnuts, too.

But my spare tire reminds me to go easy on them.



Have a great weekend!
coag
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 4:02:02 PM

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I checked my dictionary of idioms and found the following idioms which have a similar meaning:
bet one's bottom dollar
bet one's boots
bet one's shirt
bet one's life

An example: "This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it"

As far as that coconut donut is concerned, I don't remember ever trying it. First time I go to get donuts, I'll try it.
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 4:16:01 PM
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coag wrote:


As far as that coconut donut is concerned, I don't remember ever trying it.



Anything with coconut is delicious!
hedy mmm
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:52:21 PM

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coag wrote:
As far as that coconut donut is concerned, I don't remember ever trying it.

TheParser wrote:
Anything with coconut is delicious!


DITTO TheParser...coag you haven't lived till you do!!
hedy Dancing



"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
coag
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 11:50:14 PM

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hedy, you amplified my curiosity. I'll remember you when I try the donut.
hedy mmm
Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 10:04:02 PM

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Okey, dokey, smokey....and report back! Dancing

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
You know who I am
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:08:32 PM

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Everyone talking about Donuts, but Brazil doesn't have donuts! :(
I only see it at movies or tv-shows, you guys are so evil!! - Just jokking!

I once ate donuts at the shopping, it was only once! - That's so delicious, but I have to cut down on sugar, haha.

By the way, if you guys want to send me some donuts, who am I to refuse? hahaha

I am the way, and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me. - John 14:6
TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:12:32 PM
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You know who I am wrote:



I have to cut down on sugar, haha.




Me, too!



Have a nice (reduced sugar) day!

You know who I am
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:01:14 PM

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TheParser wrote:
You know who I am wrote:



I have to cut down on sugar, haha.




Me, too!



Have a nice (reduced sugar) day!



Just a little for day won't make much difference, will it? Whistle

I am the way, and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me. - John 14:6
TheParser
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 6:58:28 AM
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You know who I am wrote:


Just a little for day won't make much difference, will it? Whistle



No, it won't.

As many wise people say: MODERATION, MODERATION, MODERATION.

This common sense rule applies to everything in life: food, exercise, politics, etc.



Have a great weekend!
tunaafi
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 7:12:25 AM

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We neeed to becareful tht we don't take moderation to extremes.

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:13:09 AM

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It seems that someone, not a teacher, has learned a new word ;-)


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:38:46 PM

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It's a very efficient expression to use.
I always learn something new and good from you.
Thanks, Parser!

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
TheParser
Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 4:31:57 PM
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Thank you, Frosty X Rime, for your kind note.


Yes, I like the sound of that expression.


Have a great new work week!
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