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Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by shayida, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. shayida Junior Member

    morroco
    arabic/morroco
    An' live on the fatta the lan'

    Someone got's a clue :confused:
    thanks
     
  2. cropje_jnr

    cropje_jnr Senior Member

    Wollongong, Australia
    English - Australia
    Hi,

    Do we have any context to help decipher this sentence? :)
     
  3. shayida Junior Member

    morroco
    arabic/morroco
    sure!
    "an' we'll have maybe a pig an' chickens...an' down the flat we'll have a ..little piece alfalfa"
    [...]
    -an' i get to tend the rabbit ?
    -an' you get to tend the rabbit"
    Lennie giggled with hapiness "an' live on the fatta the land
    [...]
     
  4. cropje_jnr

    cropje_jnr Senior Member

    Wollongong, Australia
    English - Australia
    It would appear to be "and live on the fat of the land".

    I think that means something like "make a living out of the land (i.e. farming/agricultural activities).

    Here's all I could find (apart from a Prodigy song) on Thesaurus.com.
     
  5. Austin Pal Senior Member

    From "Of mice and men" I guess...
     
  6. shayida Junior Member

    morroco
    arabic/morroco
    Okay, i'll try to adapt it to the context thanks, Cropje_jnr. :)
    Yes Austin ^^ i'm reading the novel...
     

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