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Ume

Banned
Japanese
Hello.

"Since he manhandled his watch, it broke down."
This is grammatical, isn't it?
Is "manhandle" common?
How would you say the same thing without using "manhandled"?
 
  • maxiogee

    Banned
    English
    A wrist watch is made for "manhandling" - one needs to manipulate it into place and strap it on - I think you mean some other term for "abused", and would suggest 'misused'.
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    I have difficulty with manhandling being used for something so small. It seems to me to work only with people and large things - like furniture or 32inch flat screen TVs.
     
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