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Sunday, November 25, 2012

random word of the day: GO FIGURE

random word of the day: GO FIGURE – bądź tu mądry, bez komentarza  (often used sarcastically: How strange is that? Who would have thought? No idea why!)

(1) My brother always hated making  his bed, but he kept his clothes closet very organized. Go figure.

(2)The car wouldn't start yesterday no matter what I did, but today it works just fine. Go figure. 

(3) I always trip in flip-flops, but I could hike in heels. Go figure.

(4) Isaac: Someone holds the copyright to "Happy Birthday"?
Dan Rydell: The representatives of Patty and Mildred Hill.
Isaac: Took two people to write that song?
Dan: Go figure.

(5) Steven Hyde: So did you bring everything?
Leo: Yeah, I got everything... except the camera... and the film... yeah, I didn't bring anything.
Steven: Leo man, you work at a film center.
Leo: Yeah, go figure.

a clothes closet – garderoba (a wardrobe)
wouldn’t start – nie chciał odpalić
to trip – potknąć się (to lose your balance after knocking your foot against something when you are walking or running)
flip-flops – japonki
to hike – chodzić na piesze wędrówki (to go for a long walk)
heels – obcasy
to hold the copyright to – posiadać prawa autorskie (to have the legal right to control the production and selling of a book, play, film, photograph or piece of music)
a representative –przedstawiciel
Took two people to write that song? – Aż dwóch osób było trzeba, żeby napisać ten utwór?



1 comment:

  1. I think the idea behind the phrase is 'you will have to go and figure that one out for yourself because I can't make head nor tail of it.'