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"But of course it's not the same to you," said Constance, dashed.
« on: September 20, 2013, 05:53:15 am »
"Won't it be strange?" said she, accustomed to the eternal sequence of Loop Lane stations—Turnhill, Bursley, Bleakridge, Hanbridge, Cauldon, Knype, Trent Vale, and Longshaw.  'Trafalgar Road' inserting itself between Bleakridge and Hanbridge seemed to her excessively curious.

"Yes, I suppose it will," Sophia agreed.

"But of course it's not the same to you," said Constance, dashed. She indicated the glories of Bursley Park, as the train slackened for Bursley, with modesty.
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Please explain "dashed".  Thanks.  --- tk

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Re: "But of course it's not the same to you," said Constance, dashed.
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 07:55:15 am »
very upset, devastated, gutted, disappointed,   >:(- she's not happy about the idea.

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Re: "But of course it's not the same to you," said Constance, dashed.
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 12:39:31 pm »
I had never heard "dashed" in that context, so it just goes to show - far from the last time I'm sure - that you learn something new every day!
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Re: "But of course it's not the same to you," said Constance, dashed.
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 02:38:36 pm »
I had never heard "dashed" in that context...

Got to read the old, dusty stuff...  8)
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Re: "But of course it's not the same to you," said Constance, dashed.
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 05:09:55 pm »
Nah. Dave's too young to 'af 'ad 'n edyoukayshen!
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Re: "But of course it's not the same to you," said Constance, dashed.
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 05:13:42 pm »
Not wishing to further the controversial nature of this thread..... (not much!)

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I had never heard "dashed" in that context, so it just goes to show - far from the last time I'm sure - that you learn something new every day!

Is it possible to learn something old - or is that tautology?   ???
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Re: "But of course it's not the same to you," said Constance, dashed.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 12:40:49 am »
My hopes have been dashed!   ???
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Re: "But of course it's not the same to you," said Constance, dashed.
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 07:11:44 am »
Is it possible to learn something old - or is that tautology?   ???

Old and new are a question of perspective I suppose (ask the school kids). Neverthless can it be very enlightening to remember something one used to know but had long since forgotten.
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