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    Default Go to bed vs. go to sleep

    I'm not sure if this is common, but when we're lying in bed with the light on, reading, She Who Must Be Obeyed often says, "Let's go to bed." In my never ending quest to teach her English, I reply to her with a puzzled look on my face, "We're already in bed." For some reason, "go to bed" means "go to sleep."

    Similarly, the first time one hears a Nica say a baby should be "put to sleep" one might be aghast at the cold-hearted brutality, but that's how they say, "put to bed" and/or "rocked to sleep."

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    And the horror song if you think about the lyrics...

    Rocka bye baby in the tree tops.....

    When the limb breaks you gonna get your little a$$ busted when it hits the ground....
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    And the horror song if you think about the lyrics...

    Rocka bye baby in the tree tops.....

    When the limb breaks you gonna get your little a$$ busted when it hits the ground....
    Yeah, what's up with that?

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    I have absolutely NO idea how that song came about...
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    There are also two ways to wake up.... despertarse....to wake up.... and leventarse.... to get up..... they are completely different in spanish... but not necessarily in english...you can ask in english... what time did you get up this morning? In spanish you would use leventarse... meaning literally what time did you get out of bed... not what time did you wake up?

    As for me, when my wife says .... vamos a la cama.... its usually means something much more interesting than when she says... vamos a dormir!
    "If you ain't bleeding, you ain't working!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    I have absolutely NO idea how that song came about...
    I always found that one a little ominous too. That, and ring around the rosie (a song about the black plague).
    "Un Estado que no se rigiera según la justicia se reduciría a una gran banda de ladrones." --San Agustín

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Doc View Post
    I always found that one a little ominous too. That, and ring around the rosie (a song about the black plague).
    Better than some of today's popular song lyrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Better than some of today's popular song lyrics.
    Aint that the truth.
    "Un Estado que no se rigiera según la justicia se reduciría a una gran banda de ladrones." --San Agustín

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