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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #165 on: December 27, 2017, 11:41:34 AM »
...with Johannesburg classified as a forest.

Interesting. I only passed though downtown Joburg and would describe it more like an urban jungle. :grin:
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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #166 on: December 27, 2017, 12:16:10 PM »
You said that the two were in a maternity ward.  In that case, Joint accommodation may have some undesired connotations for dirty old men.  :-[  Hint: "Joint" is one of the many slang expressions that refers to the penis)

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I did not know that...

Did you want to ?

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Might have to start a "Euphemism for penis" thread just for your education.

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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #167 on: December 27, 2017, 12:28:05 PM »
You said that the two were in a maternity ward.  In that case, Joint accommodation may have some undesired connotations for dirty old men.  :-[  Hint: "Joint" is one of the many slang expressions that refers to the penis)

 :o

I did not know that...

Did you want to ?

:D

Might have to start a "Euphemism for penis" thread just for your education.

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I want to know everything! :lol:

Go on, I dare ya. :devil:
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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #168 on: December 27, 2017, 12:35:47 PM »
You said that the two were in a maternity ward.  In that case, Joint accommodation may have some undesired connotations for dirty old men.  :-[  Hint: "Joint" is one of the many slang expressions that refers to the penis)

 :o

I did not know that...

Did you want to ?

:D

Might have to start a "Euphemism for penis" thread just for your education.

 :devil:

I want to know everything! :lol:

Go on, I dare ya. :devil:

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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #169 on: December 27, 2017, 01:01:47 PM »
You said that the two were in a maternity ward.  In that case, Joint accommodation may have some undesired connotations for dirty old men.  :-[  Hint: "Joint" is one of the many slang expressions that refers to the penis)

 :o

I did not know that...

Did you want to ?

:D

Might have to start a "Euphemism for penis" thread just for your education.

 :devil:

I want to know everything! :lol:

Go on, I dare ya. :devil:

OK!

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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #170 on: December 27, 2017, 01:33:26 PM »
...with Johannesburg classified as a forest.

Interesting. I only passed though downtown Joburg and would describe it more like an urban jungle. :grin:

You saw the worst part of the city. The old central business district of Johannesburg with the tall buildings is only a small part of of the city, which is more than 1700 square kilometers in size. Much of the rest of the city and the suburbs are estimated to contain about 10 million trees. This is a typical scene in the Northern suburbs, where I live.


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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #171 on: December 27, 2017, 03:02:23 PM »


We've got those.
There's a town a bit north, they have an annual jacaranda festival.
A guy from there wrote a song inspired, at least initially by them.
Jacaranda is hard to roll into song so he changed it to flame trees.

We had one in the backyard, it was my favourite climbing tree.
One day I pissed off an older brother, ran, jumped into my jacaranda
Jump works well with jac, maybe he never thought of that.


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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #172 on: December 27, 2017, 08:47:39 PM »
What do you call a housewife who isn't a wife?  :scratch:

"Domestic engineer".
I'm truly sorry, but I can't keep explaining this simple thing to you over and over again hoping that you'll finally understand something so simple and obvious.
I'm not the "Dumb-Ass Whisperer".

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« Reply #173 on: December 27, 2017, 09:00:04 PM »
What do you call a housewife who isn't a wife?  :scratch:
A widow.
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #174 on: March 18, 2018, 10:26:19 PM »
Ok, I've run into the worst case scenario: the dreaded obscure term for something that doesn't even turn up more than one Google hit in the original language it's written in. The words I searched for are "comorbidades sorológicas"(as is in the original). "Sorológica" is "serological" and "comorbidades" is "comorbidities", except the original in Portuguese doesn't seem to be commonly used in the biomedical sciences.  :picard facepalm: It would be something along those lines but I'm having trouble finding the equivalent in English. 

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According to the paper, diseases that fall within that categorisation are HIV, hepatitis A and C, for instance. I'm assuming that it refers to diseases with markers that show up in a blood test (serology = blood serum).

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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #175 on: March 19, 2018, 12:32:07 AM »
Fernanda try Wictionary.com.   There is no posted definition of the words but there is a request for subscribers to respond, hopefully with definition.  It is not clear whether the words are English, Spanish, Portugese or Swahili.

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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #176 on: March 19, 2018, 01:14:48 AM »
Fernanda try Wictionary.com.   There is no posted definition of the words but there is a request for subscribers to respond, hopefully with definition.  It is not clear whether the words are English, Spanish, Portugese or Swahili.

Yes, wiktionary is useful. Thanks, Icarus! :smilenod:
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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #177 on: March 19, 2018, 01:40:52 AM »
Could you give the sentence in which it's found? Any context at all would be helpful. If the author is discussing diseases that are commonly found through serum tests to be infecting the same person for instance, you could keep both terms and make a slight change to clarify it in English-- "sereologically revealed comorbidities" or something along those lines.
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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #178 on: March 19, 2018, 07:44:36 AM »
Is it the problem that there are articles that use both words but not the specific phrase "comorbidades sorológicas" ? That, efen in English, the two words together are obscure in meaning (jargonistic), even meaningless?

Recusant's "implant" does seem to make more sense.

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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #179 on: March 19, 2018, 11:22:50 AM »
Ok, so worst case scenario meets worst nightmare: the words "comorbidades sorológicas'' pop up in several places of the paper.  Good news is, it does clarify it to mean what I thought, they are comorbid diseases, or diseases that co-occur with others, that can be revealed through a blood test.

Some more context:

The paper is on morbid obesity and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. The author mentions a few exclusion criteria for the study, one of which is having tested positive for comorbid diseases such as HIV, hepatitis A or C.

It seems some sort of patchwork is indeed necessary here! :lol: This pic turned up on my Facebook feed, and it describes how I feel right now:



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