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Understanding 2 Trevs

the passage is from Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth. What 2 Trevs stand for? GINGER. I’m a DJ. JOHNNY. He’s an unemployed plasterer. PROFESSOR. I see. Are you pure or applied? GINGER ( to the PROFESSOR) ....
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The ’Rakers/ Hayley’s refrences

this passage is from Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth, what Hayley’s referring to? and where is The ’Rakers? JOHNNY. Serves you right. Why don’t you fuck off home like the rest of ’em. Stop round Hayley’s,...
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Understanding been up half the night lying in wait for her

I'm having trouble understanding of this passage from The Ferryman (Jez Butterworth) What is the meaning of:"been up half the night lying in wait for her"? UNCLE PAT. She’s been up half the ...
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Understanding separate parts of passage from The Ferryman

I'm having trouble understanding of the separate parts of passage from The Ferryman (Jez Butterworth) What are the meanings of these sentences according to the passages: "spread-eagled round the ...
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Understanding sentences from The Ferryman

I'm having trouble understanding of this passage from The Ferryman (Jez Butterworth) What are the meanings of these sentences according to the passage: "get a bead on", "I’m a ways past ...
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What is the meaning of "in the long daisies"? [closed]

What "the long daisies" mean in the passage? The passage is from The Ferryman (Jez Butterworth) AUNT MAGGIE. No, I’ll answer. The truth, girls. The truth is… I loved a man who loved another. He ...
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Understanding "Herberts"

This passage is from The Ferryman (jez Butterworth) What "Herberts" means? MAGENNIS. When I was a kid we used to go out to my grandfather’s place down in Fermanagh there, and help with the harvest. ...
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Understanding word in the college is 1987

The Passage is from Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. what is this line: "Word in the college is 1987 is going to be worse." means? Also, who is Maureen Pringle? PROFESSOR: A DJ, eh? GINGER: That’s right,...
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Understanding My beauty was never in danger

The passage's from The Ferryman (play). What is the meaning of "My beauty was never in danger" in the passage, Also is "Dunn's Ground" is a farming slang or something? MICHAEL. Here, Aunt Cait. ...
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Understanding "Cracker"

What does "cracker" mean in these passages from The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth: 1: QUINN. Where’s Michael? CAITLIN. Flat on his cracker in bed. 2: MICHAEL. Morning, Tom Kettle. Where’s m’da? ...
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Understanding "pallias"

What does "pallias" mean in the passage: UNCLE PAT. Cow Gum! Now there’s a scent to stir the soul. September, nineteen hundred and eleven… I was seven years old. Pat, Maggie, Arthur, Frank and me, ...
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How to improve listening/speaking if learned mostly by reading/writing? [closed]

My first language is Spanish and I learned English mostly by reading/writing in academics and professional context but few listening and speaking practice. I got a job abroad and after 2 months I ...
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"Banger" as name for sausage

I was surprised a bit today, when one of dishes for lunch today were bangers. I never heard this name before... I would like to know is this name common in other english speaking countries or is it ...
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