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Tara2
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 4:21:17 PM

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Can you please explain "Mind your damn besinuss"?

Janette: Don't touch me! You tried to kill me.

Rex: Hey. I would never let anything bad happen to you. But I can't let you cling to the side your whole life just because you're scared. If you don't want to sink you have to learn how to swim.

Pool's owner: Hey. Everything okay?

Rex: She's fine. Mind your damn besinuss.

Pool's owner: What happens in my pool is my business.

Rex: Oh, so this is your pool?

Pool's owner: As far as your concerned, yeah.
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 4:25:32 PM

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Actually, it would have been "Mind your own damn business!"

It is used to tell another person that "this" does not involve them. It is used with some degree of anger. Do NOT say it to your boss! Or your spouse!
Tara2
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 4:32:45 PM

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Wilmar (USA) 1M wrote:
Actually, it would have been "Mind your own damn business!"

It is used to tell another person that "this" does not involve them. It is used with some degree of anger. Do NOT say it to your boss! Or your spouse!

Many thanks!!!
We shpuldn't say this beacause of 'damn'?
thar
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 4:55:07 PM

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No, it is the 'mind your own business' that is rude. The 'damn' is just an intensifier.

Quote:
mind your own business
informal mainly humorous (edit - not if you are serious!)

C2
used to tell someone in a rude way that you do not want them to ask about something private:
"Where have you been?" "Mind your own business!"


tautophile
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 5:48:48 PM
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You often see "mind your own business" abbreviated as "MYOB".
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:59:46 AM

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Some people,also say “Mind your own beeswax” as a politer version.
Tara2
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:44:53 AM

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thar wrote:
No, it is the 'mind your own business' that is rude. The 'damn' is just an intensifier.

Quote:
mind your own business
informal mainly humorous (edit - not if you are serious!)

C2
used to tell someone in a rude way that you do not want them to ask about something private:
"Where have you been?" "Mind your own business!"



Many thanks thar!!!
But what does 'mind' mean here?
Tara2
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:45:44 AM

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tautophile wrote:
You often see "mind your own business" abbreviated as "MYOB".

Many thanks!!!
Tara2
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:46:24 AM

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Sarrriesfan wrote:
Some people,also say “Mind your own beeswax” as a politer version.

Many thanks!!!
But what does 'beeswax' mean here?
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:37:53 AM

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Tara2 wrote:
Sarrriesfan wrote:
Some people,also say “Mind your own beeswax” as a politer version.

Many thanks!!!
But what does 'beeswax' mean here?


Beeswax is wax produced by bees to make their hives.
But in this case it's just a word that sounds a bit like business.( Honestly though not very much like it).
Tara2
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:43:49 AM

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Sarrriesfan wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
Sarrriesfan wrote:
Some people,also say “Mind your own beeswax” as a politer version.

Many thanks!!!
But what does 'beeswax' mean here?


Beeswax is wax produced by bees to make their hives.
But in this case it's just a word that sounds a bit like business.( Honestly though not very much like it).


Very interesting. Many thanks Sarrriesfan 😊
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:34:36 AM

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Tara2 wrote:
thar wrote:
No, it is the 'mind your own business' that is rude. The 'damn' is just an intensifier.

Quote:
mind your own business
informal mainly humorous (edit - not if you are serious!)

C2
used to tell someone in a rude way that you do not want them to ask about something private:
"Where have you been?" "Mind your own business!"



Many thanks thar!!!
But what does 'mind' mean here?

Phrases like "mind your own business", and "mind you manners", are directing people to focus their minds. In the first one, its to focus on things that concern only you, and stay out of my affairs. The second means to focus on proper manners at the table when eating, usually.

Beeswax, as Sarrriesfan says, is just a joke word that sounds a bit like business.
Tara2
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:41:05 AM

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FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
thar wrote:
No, it is the 'mind your own business' that is rude. The 'damn' is just an intensifier.

Quote:
mind your own business
informal mainly humorous (edit - not if you are serious!)

C2
used to tell someone in a rude way that you do not want them to ask about something private:
"Where have you been?" "Mind your own business!"



Many thanks thar!!!
But what does 'mind' mean here?

Phrases like "mind your own business", and "mind you manners", are directing people to focus their minds. In the first one, its to focus on things that concern only you, and stay out of my affairs. The second means to focus on proper manners at the table when eating, usually.

Beeswax, as Sarrriesfan says, is just a joke word that sounds a bit like business.

Interesting. Many thanks FounDit 😊

Sorry FounDit, by 'mind' in " are directing people to focus their minds." do you mean 'mind' in our head?
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:34:46 PM

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Tara2 wrote:
FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
thar wrote:
No, it is the 'mind your own business' that is rude. The 'damn' is just an intensifier.

Quote:
mind your own business
informal mainly humorous (edit - not if you are serious!)

C2
used to tell someone in a rude way that you do not want them to ask about something private:
"Where have you been?" "Mind your own business!"



Many thanks thar!!!
But what does 'mind' mean here?

Phrases like "mind your own business", and "mind you manners", are directing people to focus their minds. In the first one, its to focus on things that concern only you, and stay out of my affairs. The second means to focus on proper manners at the table when eating, usually.

Beeswax, as Sarrriesfan says, is just a joke word that sounds a bit like business.

Interesting. Many thanks FounDit 😊

Sorry FounDit, by 'mind' in " are directing people to focus their minds." do you mean 'mind' in our head?

Yes. It means to direct your attention or thoughts. "mind" is used as a verb here. [You, understood subject] Mind [V] your own business [Object].
Romany
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:41:01 PM
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Well there's a revelation!

My entire life I have interpreted "mind" as the verb "to look after" as in "Will you mind my plants for me while I'm away?" "The shepherd was sleeping instead of minding his sheep, when the wolf crept down the hill towards them."

I'd never - because of this, obviously - never, even considered the meaning of "mind" which FD cites. It had never occurred to me that it could be interpreted that way!

Well! That's amazing - the more so because one gets to a stage where 'Never in my life" represents quite a formidable chunk of history.

Guess that's my "Revelation!" quota used up for the rest of the weekend.Dancing
Tara2
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:06:31 PM

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FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
thar wrote:
No, it is the 'mind your own business' that is rude. The 'damn' is just an intensifier.

Quote:
mind your own business
informal mainly humorous (edit - not if you are serious!)

C2
used to tell someone in a rude way that you do not want them to ask about something private:
"Where have you been?" "Mind your own business!"



Many thanks thar!!!
But what does 'mind' mean here?

Phrases like "mind your own business", and "mind you manners", are directing people to focus their minds. In the first one, its to focus on things that concern only you, and stay out of my affairs. The second means to focus on proper manners at the table when eating, usually.

Beeswax, as Sarrriesfan says, is just a joke word that sounds a bit like business.

Interesting. Many thanks FounDit 😊

Sorry FounDit, by 'mind' in " are directing people to focus their minds." do you mean 'mind' in our head?

Yes. It means to direct your attention or thoughts. "mind" is used as a verb here. [You, understood subject] Mind [V] your own business [Object].

Many thanks FounDit!!!
But it's a noun in 'direct people to focus their minds", not a verb?
Tara2
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:08:35 PM

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Romany wrote:


Well there's a revelation!

My entire life I have interpreted "mind" as the verb "to look after" as in "Will you mind my plants for me while I'm away?" "The shepherd was sleeping instead of minding his sheep, when the wolf crept down the hill towards them."

I'd never - because of this, obviously - never, even considered the meaning of "mind" which FD cites. It had never occurred to me that it could be interpreted that way!

Well! That's amazing - the more so because one gets to a stage where 'Never in my life" represents quite a formidable chunk of history.

Guess that's my "Revelation!" quota used up for the rest of the weekend.Dancing

Many thanks Romany.😊
But isn't FounDit's meaning similar to yours?
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:33:21 PM

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Tara2 wrote:
FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
thar wrote:
No, it is the 'mind your own business' that is rude. The 'damn' is just an intensifier.

Quote:
mind your own business
informal mainly humorous (edit - not if you are serious!)

C2
used to tell someone in a rude way that you do not want them to ask about something private:
"Where have you been?" "Mind your own business!"



Many thanks thar!!!
But what does 'mind' mean here?

Phrases like "mind your own business", and "mind you manners", are directing people to focus their minds. In the first one, its to focus on things that concern only you, and stay out of my affairs. The second means to focus on proper manners at the table when eating, usually.

Beeswax, as Sarrriesfan says, is just a joke word that sounds a bit like business.

Interesting. Many thanks FounDit 😊

Sorry FounDit, by 'mind' in " are directing people to focus their minds." do you mean 'mind' in our head?

Yes. It means to direct your attention or thoughts. "mind" is used as a verb here. [You, understood subject] Mind [V] your own business [Object].

Many thanks FounDit!!!
But it's a noun in 'direct people to focus their minds", not a verb?

It is in that sentence, but a verb in my sentence: Mind your own business.
tautophile
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:33:23 PM
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A chemist might say "Mind your own bismuth".Dancing
Tara2
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:08:37 AM

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tautophile wrote:
A chemist might say "Mind your own bismuth".Dancing

Many thanks. 😊
Romany
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:48:29 AM
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