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Itasan



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: You got me. Reply with quote

"What's a 'flowery boundary tree'?"
"You got me."
Does the latter mean "I don't know"?
And what's a flowery boundary tree?

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:45 am    Post subject: Flowery boundary tree - You didn't get me... Reply with quote

Itasan,

Well, you didn't get me Laughing

>"You got me."
>Does the latter mean "I don't know"?

You got me in this context means he doesn't know as you said. It is often used when somebody sets a puzzle. Please be careful with the phrase, because got is a phrasal verbs with a lot of different meanings, which can be very dependent on context.

>"What's a 'flowery boundary tree'?"

So let's break this one down...

A boundary tree - Is a tree that marks the boundary between properties

Flowery - A lot of trees have flowers growing in and around them.

A flowery boundary tree is a tree on a boundary with a lot of flowers around it. It's the kind of thing you might hear in a song or poem, which doesn't fit with the reply. So I'd imagine the context is somebody talking about a poem.

James
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Itasan



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You didn't get me, either.
Thank you very much, James, for the
detailed explanation.
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