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天泽

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2020.03.01 12:38

English phrase of the day : “Put a sock in it!”

This phrase

is used to tell somebody to be quiet. It is a fairly rude way to make this request, so the speaker tends to be annoyed at the time they’re saying this.

The origin actually started with gramophones. As there was no volume on these old speakers, people would literally put a sock in it to reduce the volume.

Here’s an example:

Son 🗣 “NO! I HATE HIM HE’S NOT MY FRIEND!”

Dad 🗣 “oh, put a sock in it! You’re giving me a headache”
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  • DW 2020.03.01 12:42

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    Thank you so much! That helps a lot xx
  • 国家一级废话大赛总冠军 2020.03.01 12:42

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    名字好评你哥哥一定叫天赐😎
  • Freya 2020.03.01 12:43

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    I got it.
  • 天泽 2020.03.01 12:43

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    @DW 不客气
  • Z迪 2020.03.01 12:45

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    物竞天择
  • little snow 2020.03.01 12:47

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    What a nice sound
  • drax 2020.03.01 12:47

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    what is difference between shut up
  • 天泽 2020.03.01 12:48

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    @drax “shut up” is more aggressive. You’d only use “put a sock in it” with friends and family really
  • Jenny_P 2020.03.01 12:53

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    😂
  • D.B 2020.03.01 12:56

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    Good name, means God bless?
  • Aior 2020.03.01 13:11

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    你的声音真好听!太棒了👍👍
  • QingLan 2020.03.01 13:13

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    Your voice attracted me
  • 天泽 2020.03.01 13:58

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    @Jenny_P a shoe won’t fit in a gramophone 🤣🤣😋
  • 天泽 2020.03.01 14:01

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    @Jillian Geng “rude, would, volume, friend” - consider practicing these words. The consonants should be pronounced a bit stronger than you did. But overall, very impressive 👏
  • 天泽 2020.03.01 14:02

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    @D.B it’s close in sound and meaning to my English name, thats why I chose it ☺️
  • D.B 2020.03.01 14:09

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    @天泽 that's really cool, it means choice of heaven for free translation.
  • Jenny_P 2020.03.01 14:12

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    @天泽 HAHAHA
  • Jillian Geng 2020.03.01 18:53

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    @天泽 thank you so much

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