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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:25 pm

Well I only got 12 right! Mad I've never herd the phrase 'Failing means you’re playing' I think they just made that up or its some soft as shite east coast saying Mad

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Post by Radaghast on Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:03 pm

Laughing

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Post by bungobaggins on Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:15 pm

I got 9 right! cheers The power of inference!
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Post by Radaghast on Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:17 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Well I only got 12 right! Mad I've never herd the phrase 'Failing means you’re playing' I think they just made that up or its some soft as shite east coast saying Mad
The correct answer seems as enigmatic as the saying itself: "it's the taking part that counts." Question

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Post by halfwise on Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:19 pm

No, that makes perfect sense. It's not whether you win or lose, it's the fact that your actually play the game that matters.

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Re: Scottish Sayings Quiz

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:37 pm

It's not whether you win or lose, it's the fact that your actually play the game that matters.- Halfy

I have yet to meet a Scot to whom this phrase can be applied.

A more common sporting phrase is "fitba is noo life an' death- its far mair important than that.'

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Post by Radaghast on Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:37 pm

halfwise wrote:No, that makes perfect sense.  It's not whether you win or lose, it's the fact that your actually play the game that matters.
Hm...still sounds pretty colloquial. But thanks for the explanation!

Edit: D'oh! I found this BBC page which lists these sayings and I now see I totally misread "taking part". Of course it means "partaking". Somehow, I read it as if there was a part of something that was the "taking part". I can be such a dunce sometimes Laughing

http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/09/scottish-sayings-will-get-through-life/

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