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    dead men walking....

    i heard this phrase a lot of times.
    what is the real meaning of it?
    i am alive and i cannot walk.
    how can a dead is walking?
    • Dum spiro, spero.
      • Translation: "As long as I breathe, I hope."

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    A "dead man walking" is someone who is in great trouble and will certainly get punished, lose their job or position, etc real soon.

    Source: http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...n+walking.html

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    english language is very enigmatic
    • Dum spiro, spero.
      • Translation: "As long as I breathe, I hope."

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    The expression refers to people in prison awaiting execution.
    Although they are alive, they have nothing to live for.
    Although part of your body may in a sense be dead, you have everything to live for.
    - Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by adi chicago
    english language is very enigmatic
    Yeah, like "fat chance" and "slim chance" meaning the same thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfbdorf
    The expression refers to people in prison awaiting execution.
    Although they are alive, they have nothing to live for.
    Although part of your body may in a sense be dead, you have everything to live for.
    - Richard
    sometimes i feel like a dead man walking.
    • Dum spiro, spero.
      • Translation: "As long as I breathe, I hope."

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    The simple fact that you are here and interacting with others shows that the most important part of you is working just fine, in spite of all the shit that has happened to part of you.
    - Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfbdorf
    The simple fact that you are here and interacting with others shows that the most important part of you is working just fine, in spite of all the shit that has happened to part of you.
    - Richard
    i think that interacting with people is what keeps me alive.
    is the best therapy.
    thank you bill gates.
    • Dum spiro, spero.
      • Translation: "As long as I breathe, I hope."

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