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User Name: Tomahawk71
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Topic: Is that an idiom?
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 11:02:30 AM
thar wrote:
It doesn't say. They were on a boat. Maybe they were friends, maybe they were meeting for the first time. Maybe they both liked boats, maybe Negroponte hated it.
It just says where they were when he came up with the idea. Presumably as a result of some discussion. But the rest - it doesn't say. You can infer they were at least interested in discussing things together.

It is just like being at his house, on his patio, or in a cafe - a place to meet, relax, talk. Maybe staying in port, maybe going out, maybe a short cruise, maybe some hardcore fishing - it doesn't say.


Okay, thank you! :)
Topic: Is that an idiom?
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 8:57:20 AM

@Thar, then "these two guys like boats" or "these two guys are close friends".
What should I think?
Topic: Is that an idiom?
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 8:34:55 AM
tunaafi wrote:
It is not an idiom. It seems that the two men were on a boat at the time.


Then, I should ask "what boat"?
These two guys are professors of MIT.
Topic: Is that an idiom?
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 7:50:46 AM
Hi all,

Is that an idiom? "To sit on the back of someone's boat"?
If so, what does it mean?

QUOTE

Jerome Wiesner was president of MIT from 1971 to
1980. In addition to being brilliant and bold, he had a unique background
in both arts and sciences. Nicholas Negroponte, a young professor in the
architecture department at the time, happened to have his office very
close to where Professor Wiesner’s driver would wait for him and became
acquainted with Wiesner because he passed Negroponte’s desk every day.
As Wiesner was preparing to retire from the presidency, it was clear that he wasn’t ready to really do so.
One day he asked Negroponte: If you could design a bold new lab or department,
what would you do? Negroponte, seizing the moment, said: I have
just the idea.

Sitting on the back of MIT alum and longtime Media
Lab Advisory Council member Alex Dreyfoos’s boat, Negroponte had
concocted an idea for a new department that would be about both arts
and sciences, a department to pick up some of the best professors at
MIT, like MIT Press art director Muriel Cooper, artificial intelligence
pioneer Marvin Minsky, and the computer scientist and educational
theorist behind Logo, Seymour Papert.



Topic: Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’
Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 7:43:03 AM
Today, in my country, Turkey, Islamist government is supported by American government. We are loosing secularity each and every day.

Topic: From the later of?! What? What the heck?!
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:08:32 AM
Romany wrote:

Gawd, no!

Embarrassing for me, but no damage done.


"No damage done"?

Well...
Topic: From the later of?! What? What the heck?!
Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:19:18 AM
Romany wrote:

And you were right Tomahawk - it *was* a typo - it was meant to be 'letter'. So well done for realising that it wasn't necessarily a new word. That means you've gained confidence with your English - which is wonderful!!


Are you alright?
Topic: From the later of?! What? What the heck?!
Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:08:30 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Hi Tomahawk.

To me, it is an awful sentence, but it does make sense . . .

Written out the long way, it says:
Transfer the amount within three business days from acceptance of documents under the LC by the Issuing Bank/1st Confirming Bank/2nd Confirming Bank, or within three working days of the date of the issuance of the Irrevocable Reimbursement Undertaking - whichever is the later.

Reformatting it would make it clearer without changing the words.

Transfer Amount within three business days from the later of:
a) acceptance of documents under the LC by the Issuing Bank/1st Confirming Bank/2nd Confirming Bank
or b) the date of the issuance of the Irrevocable Reimbursement Undertaking.


Thank you Drag0nspeaker.
Your version is absolutely much better and easier to understand!
Topic: From the later of?! What? What the heck?!
Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:50:33 AM
Hi all,

Does the bold section mean anything or is it simply an error?


Transfer Amount within three business days from the later of a) acceptance of documents under the LC by the Issuing Bank/1st Confirming Bank/2nd Confirming Bank or b) the date of the issuance of the Irrevocable Reimbursement Undertaking.

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Topic: My sources were extremely present to me!
Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 7:34:02 AM
Sarrriesfan wrote:
It is a murder mystery set in the fictional,Carne school in Dorset.

It is the only book written by Le Carre not set in the world of espionage.

It also shows a little presumption on his behalf, only public school educated people will read his book and understand his references, those who went to state school and were therefore not boarders will not.


Yes, exactly! There is a little presumption here.
His book was translated into many languages and even non-British readers have the chance to read it.

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