Is the phrase 'crying uncle' and American phrase or is it known internationally?
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Just curious. With the current request to help Mad Uncle Mordechai finish his Master's Thesis, I have to wonder if anyone outside of the USA will understand the statement "I cried 'Uncle!'
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I didn't know but as I searched It is an Idiom
say / cry uncle, Informal . to concede defeat: They ganged up on him in the schoolyard and made him say uncle.
Persian when one is going to concede defeat will yell Maman! means he will ask his Mommy to help him. it is a situation that one returns to childhood. feels defenseless and frightened. It is a crime I think. The offenders and observers who describe situation will say "pedaresho dar avordim". it literally means "we extracted his father".
I didn't succeeded in opening the link you have sent. The link doesn't open.
Yep, that's what it means. I think it's a pretty funny way to represent telling others about Mad Uncle Mordechi's survey.
Are you saying that the link to the survey isn't working for you? Greg assures me that there are no blocks on that website.
it always shows this:
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If you didn't mention, I don't think I'll ever find out. One thing I have actually joined the Mad Uncle but so far haven't received my badge yet. haha.
Hilda, have you done the survey? The link is under the announcements on the home page.
Oh, I see. I only filled out details of my age , sex and location. I am going to log in there. Thanks Bruce for the info.
I've never heard of it, Bruce. I thought you were just being literal - as in shout out the name! I wonder what the origins of the saying are. Why "uncle"? Off I go to Google...
Total Answers: 5, Total Page Views: 626.The phrase crying uncle is a restrictive usage.It has not gained international acceptability compared to its popularity in the united states.
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